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MMPI-2 Assessing Personality and Psychopathology

ISBN-10: 019537892X
ISBN-13: 9780195378924
Edition: 5th 2011
Authors: John R. Graham
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List price: $127.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

The MMPI-2 is the most widely used personality test in the United States and around the world. It is employed in mental health settings, medical centers, and forensic and correctional settings. It is widely used to screen applicants for jobs that involve public trust and safety. The fifth edition of MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology describes effective uses of the MMPI instruments and offfers guidance in interpreting test results. Current and comprehensive, it presents detailed instructions for administering ands coring the test. It includes updated information concerning research that informs test uses. New to this edition is a chapter detailing the development and use of the newest form of the test, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF). This edition reintroduces 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.

Development of the MMPI and MMPI-2
Development of the MMPI
Development of the MMPI-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
The Validity Scales
Scales Assessing Content-Nonresponsiveness (CNR)
Scales Assessing Content-Responsive Invalidity (CRI)
Profile Invalidity
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)
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
Content Interpretation
The Harris-Lingoes Subscales
Subscales for Scales 5 and 0The MMPI-2 Content Scales
Critical Items
Restructured Clinical (RC) and Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales
Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales
Personality psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales
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 Sress Disorder (PK) Scale
Marital Distress Scale (MDS)Hostility (Ho) Scale
Overcontrolled-Hostility (O-H) Scale
Andrew 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
Psychometric Considerations
Scale Construction
T-Score Transformations
Comparability of the MMPI and the MMPI-2
Factor Structure
Response Sets and Styles
Use with Special Groups
Older Adults
Ethnic Minorities
Medical Patients
Personnel Screening
Correctional Settings
An Interpretive Strategy
A General Strategy
An Illustrative Case
Additional Practice Cases
Giving Feedback to Clients
Chapter Appendix
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
Forensic Applications of the MMI-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
MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)
Development of the MMPI-2-RF Scales
ADministration and Scoring
Psychometric Characteristics
MMPI-2 Versus MMPI-2-RFInterpretation
Closing Comments
Chapter Appendix
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
Koss-Butcher Critical Item Numbers
Intercorrelations of MMPI-2 Scales for Normative Sample
Percentile Equivalents for Uniform Tscores
Four Practice Cases: Background Information and Extended Score Reports
Author Index
Subject Index

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