M.M.P.I.-2

M.M.P.I.-2 : Assessing Personality and Psychopathology

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In the 50 years since work on the MMPI was initiated at the University of Minnesota, the instrument has come to be the most widely used in the United States and around the world. The first and second editions of this book were hailed as classics and provided a generation of students and practicing clinicians with an invaluable guide to the MMPI. In MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, John Graham again presents a detailed, comprehensive textbook for both students and clinicians and introduces the new MMPI-2 in clear and understandable language. A member of the team that developed the MMPI-2, Dr. Graham is uniquely qualified to offer his insight and advice on the new instrument and its use. The book begins with the rationale underlying the MMPI and presents historical information about scale development and standardization of the original instrument. Differences between the original MMPI and MMPI-2 are clearly delineated. Chapter two describes MMPI-2 test materials and procedures for administering and scoring the instrument and for coding the resulting profile of scores. Chapter 3 is devoted to consideration of the validity scales. Each of the 10 standard clinical scales is discussed in Chapter 4, and suggestions are made for interpreting scores at various T-score levels. An interpretation of two-and-three point code types and other profile configurations is covered in Chapter 5, and Chapter 6 presents several different approaches to content interpretation. Next, Chapter 7 covers some frequently used supplementary scales and introduces several new scales for MMPI-2. In Chapter 8 psychometric characteristics of the MMPI-2 are examined, and the instrument's use with special populations is discussed. Chapter 9 presents the author's general strategy for interpreting MMPI-2s, and the strategy is illustrated with a case. Finally, Chapter 10 focuses on the computerized use of the instrument.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 16 illustrations, index
  • 0195060687
  • 9780195060683

Table of contents

Development of the MMPI and MMPI-2; Administration and scoring; Validity scales; The clinical scales; Profile configurations; Content interpretation; Supplementary scales; Psychometric consideration and use with special groups; An interpretive strategy; Computerized administration, scoring, and interpretation.show more

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