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 MMPI-2 L scale found to be elevated with one group of Christians but not elevated with another group--see Duris et al.
Christian subculture differences in item perceptions of the MMPI-2 Lie scale.
Duris, Bjorck, and Gorsuch (2007) directly explored, across two studies, MMPI-2 Lie scale elevations within Christian samples.
It should also be kept in mind that given the fact that members of all three groups, whether violent or not, showed elevations on underreporting scales, an invalid MMPI-2 is not necessarily an indication of guilt; indeed, in some cases it is merely a reflection of the high stakes involved.
Assessment of the MMPI-2 and its measures using t-tests was carried out to compare the two groups (using an overall p level of 0.
BUTCHER, ASSESSMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS WITH THE MMPI-2 (1991).
The current study used MMPI-2 clinical and selected content scales that measured level of psychopathology, level of distress, and client characteristics as potentially predictive scales to be examined.
was administered the MMPI-2 (see Figure 1) to begin assessing the psychological and emotional factors which could have been affecting his rehabilitation progress.
The current study is attempting to replicate past findings using the MMPI-2 and to provide support for the use of object relations theory and spiritual development in missionary selection procedures.
In the second part of the study, these researchers demonstrated the effects of content bias in these two instruments through a case study analysis of test results of the MMPI and MMPI-2 taken by a "normal," 31-year-old, adventitiously, legally blind male diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy at age 23 but sighted until that time.
He explains why the MMPI-2 is used to assess offenders, the special techniques necessary for proper administration and determining protocol validity, means of interpreting MMPI-2 clinical scales, coding and code-type interpretation, the Megargee offender classification system, interpretation of supplementary and content scales in prison settings, and the MMPI-2 criminal justice and correctional report.
They also offer instructions for the use of specific tests, including MMPI-2 and Rorschach, and a point/counterpoint discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the Ackerman-Schoendorf Scales for Parent Evaluation of Custody.