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Chapter 1. Development of the MMPI and MMPI-2 Development of the MMPI Development of the MMPI-2 Chapter 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 Chapter 3. The Validity Scales Scales Assessing Content-Nonresponsiveness (CNR) Scales Assessing Content-Responsive Invalidity (CRI) Other Validity Indicators Profile Invalidity Chapter 4. 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) Chapter 5. 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 Chapter 6. Content Interpretation The Harris-Lingoes Subscales Subscales for Scales 5 and 0 The MMPI-2 Content Scales Critical Items Chapter 7. Restructured Clinical (RC) and Personality Psychopathology Five (Psy-5) Scales Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales Personality Psychopathology Five (Psy-5) Scales Chapter 8. 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 Stress Disorder (PK) Scale Marital Distress Scale (MDS) Hostility (HO) Scale Overcontrolled-Hostility (0-H) Scale MacAndrew 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 Chapter 9. Psychometric Considerations Standardization Scale Construction Norms T-Score Transformations Comparability of the MMPI and the MMPI-2 Reliability Factor Structure Response Sets and Styles Validity Chapter 10. Use with Special Groups Adolescents Older Adults Ethnic Minorities Medical Patients Personnel Screening Correctional Settings Chapter 11. An Interpretive Strategy A General Strategy An Illustrative Case Additional Practice Cases Giving Feedback to Clients Chapter Appendix Chapter 12. 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 Chapter 13. Forensic Applications of the MMPI-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 Chapter 14. MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Development of the MMPI-2-RF Scales Administration and Scoring Psychometric Characteristics MMPI-2 Versus MMPI-2-RF Interpretation Closing Comments Chapter Appendix Chapter 15. 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 References Appendixes Appendix A. Koss-Butcher Critical Item Numbers Appendix B. Intercorrelations of MMPI-2 Scales for Normative Sample Appendix C. Percentile Equivalents for Uniform T-Scores Appendix D. Four Practice Cases: Background Information and Extended Score Reports Author Index Subject Index

About the Author

John R. Graham is Professor of Clinical 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.


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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