Forensic Applications Of The Mmpi-2 / Edition 1

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Overview

Research and practice on a widely used psychological test in forensic psychology - the MMPI-2 - are examined and integrated in this volume. Chapters discuss the psychological and legal bases of forensic psychological assessment in general, and the use of the MMPI-2 in particular, in a variety of specific forensic applications involving criminal and civil proceedings.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Eleven articles examine issues concerning both research and practice on this most widely used psychological test in forensic psychology, from the scientific bases of forensic applications of the MMPI-2 to its use in the assessment of criminal responsibility. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803970137
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/19/1995
  • Series: Applied Psychology Series , #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Yossef S. Ben-Porath, Ph D, is a Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. He received his doctoral training at the University of Minnesota and has been involved extensively in MMPI research for the past 24 years. He is a co-developer of the MMPI-2-RF and co-author of test manuals and numerous books, book chapters and articles on the MMPI test. His recent book, Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF provides detailed and practical instruction for interpreting the MMPI-2-RF, the most recent version of the MMPI for adults. He is Associate Editor of Psychological Assessment, and a member of the editorial board of several psychology journals. His clinical practice involves consulting to agencies that screen candidates for public safety positions and conducting criminal court ordered forensic psychological evaluations.

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Table of Contents

Preface - Yossef S Ben-Porath and John R Graham
Scientific Bases of Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2 - Yossef S Ben-Porath and John R Graham
The Legal Basis of Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2 - James R P Ogloff
Psychometric Issues in Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2 - Irving B Weiner
Detecting Distortion in Forensic Evaluations with the MMPI-2 - David T R Berry
Use of the MMPI-2 in the Assessment of Criminal Responsibility - Richard Rogers and Geoffrey R Mc Kee
Use of the MMPI-2 in Correctional Settings - Edwin I Megargee and Joyce L Carbonell
Risk Assessment with the MMPI-2 in Forensic Evaluations - Kirk Heilburn and Alfred B Heilburn Jr
Personality Patterns of Personal Injury Litigants - James N Butcher
The Role of Computer-Based MMPI-2 Evaluations
Use of the MMPI and the MMPI-2 in Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations - Linda D Nelson
Use of the MMPI-2/MMPI-A in Child Custody Evaluations - Randy K Otto and Robert P Collins
Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2 - John R Graham, Yossef S Ben-Porath and Kathleen P Stafford
Current Status and Future Directions

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