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Harkness, Allan R.; Finn, Jacob A.; McNulty, John L.; Shields, Susan M. – Psychological Assessment, 2012
The Personality Psychopathology-Five (PSY-5; Harkness & McNulty, 1994) is a model of individual differences relevant to adaptive functioning in both clinical and non-clinical populations. In this article, we review the development of the PSY-5 model (Harkness, 1992; Harkness & McNulty, 1994) and discuss the ways in which the PSY-5 model is…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Adolescents, Mental Disorders, Personality Traits
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Lee, Tayla T. C.; Graham, John R.; Sellbom, Martin; Gervais, Roger O. – Psychological Assessment, 2012
Using a sample of individuals undergoing medico-legal evaluations (690 men, 519 women), the present study extended past research on potential gender biases for scores of the Symptom Validity (FBS) scale of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 by examining score- and item-level differences between men and women and determining the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Measures (Individuals), Gender Bias, Personality Traits
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Forbey, Johnathan D.; Ben-Porath, Yossef S.; Arbisi, Paul A. – Psychological Assessment, 2012
The ability to screen quickly and thoroughly for psychological difficulties in existing and returning combat veterans who are seeking treatment for physical ailments would be of significant benefit. In the current study, item and time savings, as well as extratest correlations, associated with an audio-augmented version of the computerized…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Personality, Veterans, Patients
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Resendes, John; Lecci, Len – Psychological Assessment, 2012
MMPI-2 scores from a parent competency sample (N = 136 parents) are compared with a previously published data set of MMPI-2 scores for child custody litigants (N = 508 parents; Bathurst et al., 1997). Independent samples t tests yielded significant and in some cases substantial differences on the standard MMPI-2 clinical scales (especially Scales…
Descriptors: Child Custody, Reference Groups, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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Mattson, Curtis; Powers, Bradley; Halfaker, Dale; Akeson, Steven; Ben-Porath, Yossef – Psychological Assessment, 2012
We examined the ability of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF; Ben-Porath & Tellegen, 2008) substantive scales to predict Drug Court treatment completion in a sample of individuals identified as being at risk for failure to complete the program. Higher scores on MMPI-2-RF scales…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Antisocial Behavior, Personality Traits, Test Validity
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American Psychologist, 2012
Presents a short biography of one of the co-recipients of the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. One of the 2012 winners is Fanny M. Cheung for her outstanding contributions to the assessment of cross-cultural psychopathology, personality psychology, and gender…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Recognition (Achievement), Personality Measures, Cross Cultural Studies
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Dragon, Wendy R.; Ben-Porath, Yossef S.; Handel, Richard W. – Assessment, 2012
This article examined the impact of unscorable item responses on the psychometric validity and practical interpretability of scores on the Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2/Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF). In analyses conducted with five…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Scores, Psychometrics, Validity
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Archer, Elizabeth M.; Hagan, Leigh D.; Mason, Janelle; Handel, Richard; Archer, Robert P. – Assessment, 2012
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) is a 338-item objective self-report measure drawn from the 567 items of the MMPI-2. Although there is a substantial MMPI-2 literature regarding child custody litigants, there has been only one previously published study using MMPI-2-RF data in this population that…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Child Custody, Court Litigation, Population Groups
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Hill, Jill S.; Robbins, Rockey R.; Pace, Terry M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2012
This article critically reviews empirical correlates of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2; Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989), based on several validation studies conducted with different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. A major critique of the reviewed MMPI-2 studies was focused on the use of…
Descriptors: Validity, Measures (Individuals), Identification, Research
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Avdeyeva, Tatyana V.; Tellegen, Auke; Ben-Porath, Yossef S. – Assessment, 2012
In the present study, the authors explored the meaning of low scores on the MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF Restructured Clinical (RC) scales. Using responses of a sample of university students (N = 811), the authors examined whether low (T less than 39), within-normal-limits (T = 39-64), and high (T greater than 65) score levels on the RC scales are…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Correlation, Scores, College Students
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Irwing, Paul; Booth, Tom; Nyborg, Helmuth; Rushton, J. Philippe – Intelligence, 2012
We examined whether the General Factor of Personality (GFP) is related to the "g" factor of cognitive ability using data from the Vietnam Experience Study which randomly sampled 4462 Vietnam War veterans from a total sample of about five million Vietnam era army veterans. Exclusionary criteria included passing a fitness test, achieving a…
Descriptors: Intelligence, War, Aptitude Tests, Personality
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Kastner, Rebecca M.; Sellbom, Martin; Lilienfeld, Scott O. – Psychological Assessment, 2012
The Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI) has shown promising construct validity as a measure of psychopathy. Because of its relative efficiency, a short-form version of the PPI (PPI-SF) was developed and has proven useful in many psychopathy studies. The validity of the PPI-SF, however, has not been thoroughly examined, and no studies have…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Psychopathology, Psychometrics, Comparative Analysis
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Sellbom, Martin; Bagby, R. Michael; Kushner, Shauna; Quilty, Lena C.; Ayearst, Lindsay E. – Assessment, 2012
In the current investigation, the authors examined the diagnostic construct validity of the "Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form" (MMPI-2-RF) in a patient sample. All participants were diagnosed via the "Structured Clinical Interview" for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I/P). The data set used in this…
Descriptors: Schizophrenia, Construct Validity, Clinical Diagnosis, Personality Traits
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Simonton, Dean Keith – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
In the past decade, the psychological study of creativity has accelerated greatly. To facilitate the teaching of creativity, I provide an overview of the recent literature. The overview begins by discussing recent empirical results and research trends. This discussion specifically treats creativity's cognitive, differential, developmental, and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Chávez-Eakle, Rosa Aurora; Eakle, A. Jonathan; Cruz-Fuentes, Carlos – Creativity Research Journal, 2012
The aims of this article are to review the multiple relations between creativity and personality, exploring the measurement instruments that have been used to identify them. Specific personality characteristics and traits found in highly creative individuals and the interaction of these traits with the creative process are described. In addition,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality Traits, Creativity, Measurement Techniques
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