New PDF release: The Clinical Interpretation of MMPI-2: A Content Cluster

By Edward E. Gotts, Thomas E. Knudsen

ISBN-10: 0805850333

ISBN-13: 9780805850338

In a controlled care period, the MMPI-2 is changing into an overloaded workhorse, required to generate increasingly more of the checks battery of tools as soon as did. although all now depend on the MMPI-2 for stable purposes, and the MMPI has fallen out of use completely, a few vital and clinically worthy scales have been misplaced within the transition.

Edward Gotts and Thomas Knudsen have recovered those scales and built-in them with all of the typical MMPI-2 scales, the lately released Restructured medical Scales, and a couple of scales they've got developed to evaluate positive strengths and coping abilities, and reaction consistency-inconsistency. This publication lays out their new content material Cluster interpretive approach.

Drawing on facts from a wide psychiatric inpatient pattern, they current merchandise composition, reliability, and validity details for every recovered and new scale, and convincingly exhibit that their new content material Cluster process leads to enhanced prediction and interpretive energy. additionally they convey the right way to conjoin Rorschach and MMPI-2 ends up in more advantageous review suggestions, and the way to tie MMPI-2 effects to express DSM-IV criteria.

The scientific Interpretation of the MMPI-2: A content material Cluster Approach deals psychologists crucial new instruments for scientific and character assessment.

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The Clinical Interpretation of MMPI-2: A Content Cluster by Edward E. Gotts, Thomas E. Knudsen PDF

In a controlled care period, the MMPI-2 is changing into an overloaded workhorse, required to generate increasingly more of the exams battery of tools as soon as did. notwithstanding all now depend upon the MMPI-2 for reliable purposes, and the MMPI has fallen out of use completely, a few vital and clinically worthy scales have been misplaced within the transition.

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Interestingly, the FB scale may be more elevated than the F scale within an individual record. The reasons for this event are varied. , 2001). Alternatively, respondents may become more comfortable and less defensive with their later responses. Respondents who are more depressed than psychotic or hysterical may in fact produce a valid protocol with the FB scale being higher than the F scale due to en- THE VALIDITY AND RESPONSE STYLE SCALES H dorsement of different item content that is more prevalent in the second half of the test.

This excellent discussion should be referenced when using the MMPI-2 with ethnic minorities. In conclusion, it is difficult to specifically provide a cutoff score on the F scale that may indicate an invalid test due to the myriad of reasons the F scale could be elevated. The scale appears to be a strong measure of response style and respondent attitude. Low scores (< T45) may indicate a denial of problems or difficulties. Moderate to moderately high elevations (T59-T80) can suggest a "cry for help" and need for supportive and therapeutic interventions.

2001). Alternatively, respondents may become more comfortable and less defensive with their later responses. Respondents who are more depressed than psychotic or hysterical may in fact produce a valid protocol with the FB scale being higher than the F scale due to en- THE VALIDITY AND RESPONSE STYLE SCALES H dorsement of different item content that is more prevalent in the second half of the test. However, extreme differences could possibly mean there is random or malingered responding in the latter half of the test.

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