The MMPI-2 is the most widely used and widely researched test of adult psychopathology.
MMPI-2 Basic Information
2001 Manual: James N. Butcher, Ph.D., John R. Graham, Ph.D., Yossef S Ben-Porath, Ph.D., Auke Tellegen, Ph.D., W. Grant Dahlstrom, Ph.D., and Beverly Kaemmer, Coordinator for the Press
2003 RC Scales Test Monograph: Auke Tellegen, Ph.D., Yossef S. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., John L. McNulty, Ph.D., Paul A. Arbisi, Ph.D., John R. Graham, Ph.D., and Beverly Kaemmer
2009 FBS Test Monograph: Yossef S. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., John R. Graham, Ph.D., Auke Tellegen, Ph.D.
Publisher: Unversity of Minnesota Press
Distributor: Pearson Assessments
Dates of Publication: 1989, 2001 (revised), updated 2003 and 2009
Length: 567 True-False items
Administration Time: 60-90 minutes
Minimum Reading Level: 5th grade (Lexile average), 4.6 grade (Flesch-Kincaid)
Age:18 years and older
Norm Group: A nationally representative community sample of adult men and women (1,138 males and 1,462 females between the ages of 18 and 80 from several regions and diverse communities within the U.S.)
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The MMPI-2 test’s normative sample and extensive research base help make it the gold standard in assessment for a wide variety of settings. The test can be used to help:
- Assess major symptoms of social and personal maladjustment.
- Identify suitable candidates for high-risk public safety positions.
- Support classification, treatment, and management decisions in criminal justice and correctional settings.
- Give a strong empirical foundation for a clinician's expert testimony.
- Assess medical patients and design effective treatment strategies, including chronic pain management.
- Evaluate participants in substance abuse programmes and select appropriate treatment approaches.
- Support college and career counselling recommendations.
- Provide valuable insight for marriage and family counselling.
- Descriptive and diagnostic information relevant to today’s clients. Tailored reports present interpretive information for specific settings to help meet a wide range of needs.
- Nationally representative normative sample. Normative sample consists of 1,138 males and 1,462 females between the ages of 18 and 80 from several regions and diverse communities within the U.S.
- Flexible administration and scoring. The test can be administered in several formats: traditional paper-and-pencil, audiocassette or CD recording, and computer.
- Abbreviated format. The first 370 items of the test can be administered to obtain scores for validity indicators L, F, and K and the 10 clinical scales. The full MMPI-2 test must be administered to obtain scores for all the validity indicators, the content scales, and the supplementary scales.