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Effect of symptom information and validity scale information on the malingering of depression on the MMPI-2.
In one of these few studies, Sullender (1993) tested clergy candidates with the MMPI-2 and found that that they were generally emotionally healthy, with lower scores than the norm on anxiety and depression, and with higher scores on capacity for responsibility and leadership.
In the process of creating the MMPI-2, none of the 15 original items were removed from the L scale, and only two items were revised slightly (Butcher & Graham, 1994).
Individuals were grouped by level of risk for domestic violence (documented domestic violence, high risk for domestic violence, and minimal risk for domestic violence) and completed both general self-report measures of personality such as the MMPI-2 and specific self-report measures of aggression and impulsivity such as the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992).
In view of the possibility that some of this sample may have over-reported PTSD symptoms to receive greater monetary compensation, it was debated whether the F scale (Infrequency scale) or the K scale (Correction or Subtle Defensiveness scale) of the MMPI-2 should be utilized in this study to detect "malingering.
The second questionnaire used was the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Version 2, MMPI-2 (Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989).
Therapeutic effects of providing MMPI-2 test feedback to college students awaiting therapy.
Seelen, THE MMPI, MMPI-2, & MMPI-A: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR EXPERT WITNESSES AND ATTORNEYS (1993).
The MMPI-2 is extremely valuable in forensic evaluations because results can reveal symptom exaggeration and malingering.
Despite the strong relationship between low BDI scores and fake-good profiles on the MMPI-2, researchers and clinicians must be cautious in their interpretations since only 48% of mothers with low BDI scores had fake-good profiles.
While the MMPI-2 is unsurpassed in its ability to identify psychopathology and aid in diagnosis and treatment planning, its value in predicting treatment response is less established.
of Minnesota) introduces this text/reference of 19 chapters intended to aid graduate student and practitioners in MMPI-2 test interpretation.
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