MMPI-2 Assessing Personality and Psychopathology Fourth Edition

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9780195168068: MMPI-2 Assessing Personality and Psychopathology Fourth Edition

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 correctional programs, and is frequently admitted as evidence in legal proceedings. In addition, use of the MMPI-2 in the process of screening applicants for jobs that involve public trust and safety is spreading rapidly.

The fourth edition of MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology describes effective uses of the MMPI-2 and explains how to accurately interpret test results. Current and comprehensive, it presents detailed instructions for administering, scoring, and coding the MMPI-2. It also discusses the most recent interpretations of the test's validity, clinical content, and supplementary scales; illustrating points with case studies and examples. In addition, the book covers two new sets of scales: 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.

MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, Fourth Edition, is ideal for graduate courses in psychological assessment and an indispensable guide for researchers and clinicians working in personality assessment.

Features
·Incorporates new information from recent empirical research studies
·Covers the latest developments in supplementary scales
·Discusses using the MMPI-2 with such diverse population groups as older adults, ethnic minorities, medical patients, and prisoners
·Includes the latest information on computerized administration, scoring, and interpretation of test results
·Provides expanded technical material

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John R. Graham is Professor of 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.

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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 *

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