The MMPI-2 is the most widely used and widely researched test of adult psychopathology.
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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: University 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.)
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.
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