Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory


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Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory

[‚min·ə′sōd·ə ¦məl·tə¦fāz·ik ‚pər·sə′nal·əd·ē ‚in·vən‚tȯr·ē]
(psychology)
An empirical scale of an individual's personality based mainly on the person's yes-or-no responses to a questionnaire of 550 items; included are special validating scales which measure the individual's test-taking attitude and degree of frankness. Abbreviated MMPI. Also known as multiphasic personality inventory (MPI).
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The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is one of the most often-used personality assessment instruments in criminal justice and corrections, but until now correctional psychologists have had no support materials to help them understand and interpret findings in their unique setting.
In this collection of 23 articles, contributors aim to assist the system in fulfilling these new mandates by explaining screening and assessment, the multidimensional brief screening tools used in triage and other early stages of contact, specialized tools for assessing substance abuse, trauma and AD/HD, comprehensive assessment instruments such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, tools to assess risk for violence and recidivism, and tools used in forensics.
Administering the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) to assess whether employees deserve promotions violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because the MMPI is designed to reveal mental disorders, a federal appeals court ruled in June.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a test that measures personality traits as well as psychiatric disorders, is a medical test under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Thus, the validity scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI-2) were administered to determine whether low-BDI mothers were "faking good.

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