Auke Tellegen, PhD received a PhD in personality psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1962 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1963. He is Professor Emeritus in the department of psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Dr Tellegen has published on the assessment of mood, personality, hypnotic responsiveness and psychopathology. He is co-author of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A tests and author of the MMPI-2 RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales. He also is the author of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ), a broadband personality inventory.