MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology by John  R. Graham

MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology

byJohn R. Graham

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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 screeningapplicants 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 discussesusing 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 coversthe 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. 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.

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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 developme...
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Title:MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and PsychopathologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.42 inPublished:July 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Development of the MMPI and MMPI-2Development of the MMPIDevelopment of the MMPI-22. Administration and ScoringQualifications of Test UsersWho Can Take the MMPI-2?Administering the MMPI-2Testing MaterialsScoring the MMPI-2Constructing the ProfileCoding the Profile3. The Validity ScalesScales Assessing Content-Nonresponsiveness (CNR)Scales Assessing Content-Responsive Invalidity (CRI)Profile Invalidity4. The Clinical ScalesReliability of Clinical ScalesValidity of Clinical ScalesDefining High and Low Scores on Clinical ScalesInterpretation of Scores on Clinical ScalesScale 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)5. Code TypesDetermining Code TypesReliability of Code TypesValidity of Code TypesInterpretive Guidelines For Two-Point Code TypesInterpretive Guidelines for Three-Point Code TypesOther Configural Aspects6. Content InterpretationThe Harris-Lingoes SubscalesSubscales for Scales 5 and 0The MMPI-2 Content ScalesCritical Items7. Restructured Clinical (RC) and Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) ScalesRestructured Clinical (RC) ScalesPersonality psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales8. Supplementary ScalesAnxiety (A) and Repression (R) ScalesEgo Strength (Es) ScaleDominance (Do) ScaleSocial Responsibility (Re) ScaleCollege Maladjustment (Mt) ScalePost-Traumatic Sress Disorder (PK) ScaleMarital Distress Scale (MDS)Hostility (Ho) ScaleOvercontrolled-Hostility (O-H) ScaleMacAndrew Alcoholism Scale-Revised (MAC-R)Addiction Acknowledgment Scale (AAS)Addiction Potential Scale (APS)Masculine Gender Role (GM) and Feminine Gender Role (GF) ScalesSubtle-Obvious Subscales9. Psychometric ConsiderationsStandardizationScale ConstructionNormsT-Score TransformationsComparability of the MMPI and the MMPI-2ReliabilityFactor StructureResponse Sets and StylesValidity10. Use with Special GroupsAdolescentsOlder AdultsEthnic MinoritiesMedical PatientsPersonnel ScreeningCorrectional Settings11. An Interpretive StrategyA General StrategyAn Illustrative CaseAdditional Practice CasesGiving Feedback to ClientsChapter Appendix12. Computerized Administration, Scoring, and InterpretationComputerized AdministrationComputer Adaptive AdministrationComputerized ScoringComputerized InterpretationIssues Concerning the Use of Computerized InterpretationsProfessional Guidelines for Computerized AssessmentSample of Computerized Interpretive ReportComparison of Computerized and Clinician-Generated InterpretationsConclusions and RecommendationsChapter Appendix13. Forensic Applications of the MMI-2Admissibility of MMPI-2 EvidenceSome Important Issues in Using MMPI-2 in Forensic SettingsSome Forensic Uses of the MMPI-2Presenting Expert Opinions Based on the MMPI-2Correctional Settings14. MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)Development of the MMPI-2-RF ScalesADministration and ScoringPsychometric CharacteristicsMMPI-2 Versus MMPI-2-RFInterpretationClosing CommentsChapter Appendix15. Assessing Adolescents: The MMPI-ADevelopment of the MMPI-AAdministration and ScoringValidity ScalesClinical ScalesHarris-Lingoes SubscalesScale 0 SubscalesSupplementary ScalesContent ScalesPersonality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) ScalesReliability and ValidityInterpreting the MMPI-A ScalesInterpreting Critical ItemsMMPI-A Interpretive StrategyIllustrative CaseChapter AppendixReferencesAppendixes:Appendix A: Koss-Butcher Critical Item NumbersAppendix B: Intercorrelations of MMPI-2 Scales for Normative SampleAppendix C: Percentile Equivalents for Uniform TscoresAppendix D: Four Practice Cases: Background Information and Extended Score ReportsAuthor IndexSubject Index