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MMPI-2 : Assessing Personality and Psychopathology

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The MMPI-2 is the most widely used personality test in the U.S. and around the world. It is employed in mental health settings, medical centers, and correctional programs, and is frequently admitted as evidence in legal proceedings. In addition, the MMPI-2 is widely used in screening applicants for jobs that involve public trust and safety. The fifth edition of MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology describes effective uses of all aspects of the MMPI-2 and explains how to accurately interpret test results. Current and comprehensive, it presents detailed instructions for administering and scoring the MMPI-2 and discusses using the MMPI-2 with such diverse population groups as older adults, ethnic minorities, medical patients, and prisoners. It provides guidelines for interpreting the test's Validity, Clinical Content, and Supplementary scales, illustrating points with case studies and examples. The book also covers the Restructured Clinical (RC) scales, which help focus the interpretation of the original Clinical scales, and the Personality Psychopathology 5 (PSY-5) scales, which assess major dimensions of normal and abnormal personality. NEW TO THIS EDITION BL A chapter detailing the development and use of the newest form of the test, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) BL A reintroduction of a chapter covering the adolescent version of the test, the MMPI-A, including updated research findings and recommendations for interpretation MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, Fifth Edition, is ideal for graduate courses in psychological assessment and is an indispensable guide for researchers and clinicians working in the personality assessment area.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 1,133.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 019537892X
  • 9780195378924
  • 444,793

About John R. Graham

John R. Graham is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Kent State University. He began his work with the MMPI during his graduate training at the University of North Carolina in the 1960s. He is the author of several books about the MMPI and its applications as well as numerous empirical articles. He played a major role in the development of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A and has taught workshops on the test throughout the world.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Development of the MMPI and MMPI-2 ; DEVELOPMENT OF THE MMPI ; DEVELOPMENT OF THE MMPI-2 ; Chapter 2 - Administration and Scoring ; QUALIFICATIONS OF TEST USERS ; WHO CAN TAKE THE MMPI-2? ; ADMINISTERING THE MMPI-2 ; TESTING MATERIALS ; SCORING THE MMPI-2 ; CONSTRUCTING THE PROFILE ; CODING THE PROFILE ; Chapter 3 - The Validity Scales ; SCALES ASSESSING CONTENT-NONRESPONSIVENESS (CNR) ; SCALES ASSESSING CONTENT-RESPONSIVE INVALIDITY (CRI) ; OTHER VALIDITY INDICATORS ; PROFILE INVALIDITY ; Chapter 4 - The Clinical Scales ; RELIABILITY OF CLINICAL SCALES ; VALIDITY OF CLINICAL SCALES ; DEFINING HIGH AND LOW SCORES ON CLINICAL SCALES ; INTERPRETATION OF SCORES ON CLINICAL SCALES ; SCALE 1 (HYPOCHONDRIASIS) ; SCALE 2 (DEPRESSION) ; SCALE 3 (HYSTERIA) ; SCALE 4 (PSYCHOPATHIC DEVIATE) ; SCALE 5 (MASCULINITY-FEMININITY) ; SCALE 6 (PARANOIA) ; SCALE 7 (PSYCHASTHENIA) ; SCALE 8 (SCHIZOPHRENIA) ; SCALE 9 (HYPOMANIA) ; SCALE 0 (SOCIAL INTROVERSION) ; Chapter 5 - Code Types ; DETERMINING CODE TYPES ; RELIABILLITY OF CODE TYPES ; VALIDITY OF CODE TYPES ; INTERPRETIVE GUIDELINES FORTWO-POINT CODE TYPES ; INTERPRETIVE GUIDELINES FOR THREE-POINT CODE TYPES ; OTHER CONFIGURAL ASPECTS ; Chapter 6 - Content Interpretation ; THE HARRIS-LINGOES SUBSCALES ; SUBSCALES FOR SCALES 5 AND 0 ; THE MMPI-2 CONTENT SCALES ; CRITICAL ITEMS ; Chapter 7 - Restructured Clinical (RC) and Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales ; RESTRUCTURED CLINICAL (RC) SCALES ; PERSONALITY PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FIVE (PSY-5) SCALES ; Chapter 8 - Supplementary Scales ; ANXIETEY (A) AND REPRESSION (R) SCALES ; EGO STRENGTH (Es) SCALE ; DOMINANCE (Do) SCALE ; SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (Re) SCALE ; COLLEGE MALADJUSTMENT (Mt) SCALE ; POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PK) SCALE ; MARITAL DISTRESS SCALE (MDS) ; HOSTILITY (Ho) SCALE ; OVERCONTROLLED-HOSTILITY (0-H) SCALE ; MacANDREW ALCOHOLISM SCALE-REVISED (MAC-R) ; ADDICTION ACKNOWLEDGMENT SCALE (AAS) ; ADDICTION POTENTIAL SCALE (APS) ; MASCULINE GENDER ROLE (GM) AND FEMININE GENDER ROLE ; (GF) SCALES ; SUBTLE-OBVIOUS SUBSCALES ; Chapter 9 - Psychometric Considerations ; STANDARDIZATION ; SCALE CONSTRUCTION ; NORMS ; T-SCORE TRANSFORMATIONS ; COMPARABILITY OF THE MMPI AND THE MMPI-2 ; RELIABILITY ; FACTOR STRUCTURE ; RESPONSE SETS AND STYLES ; VALIDITY ; Chapter 10 - Use with Special Groups ; ADOLESCENTS ; OLDER ADULTS ; ETHNIC MINORITIES ; MEDICAL PATIENTS ; PERSONNEL SCREENING ; CORRECTIONAL SETTTINGS ; Chapter 11 - An Interpretive Strategy ; A GENERAL STRATEGY ; AN ILLUSTRATIVE CASE ; ADDITIONAL PRACTICE CASES ; GIVING FEEDBACK TO CLIENTS ; CHAPTER APPENDIX ; Chapter 12 - Computerized Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation ; COMPUTERIZED ADMINISTRATION ; COMPUTER ADAPTIVE ADMINISTRATION ; COMPUTERIZED SCORING ; COMPUTERIZED INTERPRETATION ; ISSUES CONCERNING THE USE OF COMPUTERIZED ; INTERPRETATIONS ; PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES FOR COMPUTERIZED ASSESSMENT ; SAMPLE OF COMPUTERIZED INTEPRETIVE REPORT ; COMPARISON OF COMPUTERIZED AND CLINICIAN-GENERATED ; INTEPRETATIONS ; CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ; CHAPTER APPENDIX ; Chapter 13 - Forensic Applications of the MMI-2 ; ADMISSIBILITY OF MMPI-2 EVIDENCE ; SOME IMPORTANT ISSUES IN USING MMPI-2 IN FORENSIC ; SETTINGS ; SOME FORENISC USES OF THE MMPI-2 ; PRESENTING EXPERT OPINIONS BASED ON THE MMPI-2 ; CORRECTIONAL SETTINGS ; Chapter 14 - MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) ; DEVELOPMENT OF THE MMPI-2-RF SCALES ; ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING ; PSYCHOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS ; MMPI-2 VERSUS MMPI-2-RF ; INTERPRETATION ; CLOSING COMMENTS ; CHAPTER APPENDIX ; Chapter 15 - Assessing Adolescents: The MMPI-A ; DEVELOPMENT OF THE MMPI-A ; ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING ; VALIDITY SCALES ; CLINICAL SCALES ; HARRIS-LINGOES SUBSCALES ; SCALE 0 SUBSCALES ; SUPPLEMENARY SCALES ; CONTENT SCALES ; PERSONALITY PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FIVE (PSY-5) SCALES ; RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY ; INTERPRETING THE MMPI-A SCALES ; INTERPRETING CRITICAL ITEMS ; MMPI-A INTERPRETIVE STRATEGY ; ILLUSTRATIVE CASE ; CHAPTER APPENDIX ; References ; Appendixes ; APPENDIX A KOSS-BUTCHER CRITICAL ITEM NUMBERS ; APPENDIX B INTERCORRELATIONS OF MMPI-2 SCALES FOR NORMATIVE SAMPLE ; APPENDIX C PERCENTILE EQUIVALENTS FOR UNIFORM TSCORES ; APPENDIX D FOUR PRACTICE CASES: BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND EXTENDED SCORE REPORTS ; Author Index ; Subject Indexshow more

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The author has produced a very thorough yet readable, accessible book with helpful additions in this latest edition. This book is an uncritical guide both for clinicians and researchers working within the personality assessment domain, and for graduates wishing to learn more about this widely used test. * Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy *show more

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