MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology / Edition 5

MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology / Edition 5

by John R. Graham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019537892X

ISBN-13: 9780195378924

Pub. Date: 07/15/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195378924
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Edition description:
Fifth edition
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
180,134
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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
Reliability of Code Types
Validity of Code Types
Interpretive Guidelines for Two-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
Anxiety (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 Settings
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 Interpretive Report
Comparison of Computerized and Clinician-Generated Interpretations
Conclusions and Recommendations
Chapter Appendix
Chapter 13. Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2
Admissibility of MMPI-2 Evidence
Some Important Issues in Using MMPI-2 in Forensic Settings
Some Forensic 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
Supplementary 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 T-Scores
Appendix D. Four Practice Cases: Background Information and Extended Score Reports
Author Index
Subject Index

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