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Bagby, R. Michael; And Others – Psychological Assessment, 1997
The effects of knowledge of psychiatry and psychological testing on the ability to feign schizophrenia on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory were studied with 54 clinically trained participants, 24 undergraduates with no clinical training, and 51 patients. Results suggest that even mental health professionals have difficulty feigning…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Higher Education, Mental Health Workers, Schizophrenia
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Gallant, Jason; Storch, Eric A.; Valderhaug, Robert; Geffken, Gary R. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2007
Over the past decade, an increasing body of research has been conducted on evidence-based psychological and psychiatric treatment for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Despite this improved understanding, however, these treatments are not being performed. This study descriptively examined the practices and views of school…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Child Health, Mental Disorders, Psychiatry
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Watson, Charles G.; And Others – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1984
Compared a suicide-completion group to a psychiatric control sample on the 13 traditional MMPI scales, three experimental item pools, and eight profile patterns earlier described as indicative of suicidal tendencies (N=84). The results argue against the use of the MMPI at this time to predict suicide. (JAC)
Descriptors: Patients, Predictive Validity, Psychiatry, Suicide
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Thieret, Nancy Lee; Anderson, Douglas H. – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985
Cluster analysis and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory were used together to determine whether heterogeneous diagnostic groups could be identified in an inpatient psychiatric population. Comparison of four clustering techniques showed cluster analysis to be a poor diagnostic discriminator when compared to diagnostic groups. (NRB)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Cluster Analysis, Patients, Psychiatry
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Watson, Neill; And Others – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1983
Presents a set of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory norms for a mixed psychiatric group of adolescents (N=1022). Normative information is stratified according to five age categories and includes means and standard deviations for the validity, clinical, and 48 content scales. Discusses the usefulness of these norms for clinicians.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Diagnostic Tests, Patients, Personality Measures
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Bell-Pringle, Virginia J.; Pate, James L.; Brown, Robert C. – Assessment, 1997
The usefulness of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) and the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) in the classification of patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) was investigated. Twenty-two female inpatients diagnosed as having BPD and 22 female student control participants participated in the…
Descriptors: Classification, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education