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MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology [Hardcover]

John R. Graham
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July 15, 2011 019537892X 978-0195378924 5
The MMPI-2 is the most widely used personality test in the U.S. and around the world. It is employed in mental health settings, medical centers, and correctional programs, and is frequently admitted as evidence in legal proceedings. In addition, the MMPI-2 is widely used in screening applicants for jobs that involve public trust and safety.

The fifth edition of MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology describes effective uses of all aspects of the MMPI-2 and explains how to accurately interpret test results.

Current and comprehensive, it presents detailed instructions for administering and scoring the MMPI-2 and discusses using the MMPI-2 with such diverse population groups as older adults, ethnic minorities, medical patients, and prisoners. It provides guidelines for interpreting the test's Validity, Clinical Content, and Supplementary scales, illustrating points with case studies and examples.

The book also covers the Restructured Clinical (RC) scales, which help focus the interpretation of the original Clinical scales, and the Personality Psychopathology 5 (PSY-5) scales, which assess major dimensions of normal and abnormal personality.

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Review(s) from previous edition(s) sound, authoritative...essential reading for anyone who intends to use the test. British Journal of Psychiatry Indispensable. The Independent Practitioner

About the Author

John R. Graham is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Kent State University. He began his work with the MMPI during his graduate training at the University of North Carolina in the 1960s. He is the author of several books about the MMPI and its applications as well as numerous empirical articles. He played a major role in the development of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A and has taught workshops on the test throughout the world.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 5 edition (July 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019537892X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195378924
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
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This is a superbly useful, updated version of his prior work on MMPI-2 interpretation. As always, Dr. Graham hits the bullseye for clinical usefulness and readability. His interpretive strategy is thorough and pragmatic. While others base their interpretative statements on clinical lore and antedotes, Dr. Graham backs up his interpretations with research. This text is a "must-have" for anyone who administers the MMPI-2--students and clinicians alike.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for MMPI-2'ers. August 29, 2000
By A Customer
I have used this text for my graduate class I teach on the MMPI-2. It is an excellent text. Very comprehensive. My graduate students found it very helpful in learning to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the MMPI-2. Awareness of any tests strengths/limitations is crucial to the appropriate use of all psychological tests. Learning to appropriately utilize this test as part of a psychological screening or battery is critical for the training of all clinical psychologists. Graham does an excellent job of presenting the information in a readable and understandable format.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Intro for Non-Psychologists February 14, 2008
I am not a psychologist, and was not formally trained in the use of the MMPI-2, but my work brings me in contact with it very frequently. This book served as a perfect introduction to my self-study, and I refer to it frequently in trying to more fully understand the MMPI-2 interpretations provided by psychologists. I have searched for a comparable introductory text, and cannot find one nearly as good.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing August 30, 2008
By J. Finn
This book is the Bible of MMPI-2 interpretation. Dr. Graham does an amazing job presenting the information in an intelligent and understandable manner. There's a new chapter on the RC scales and the PSY-5 scales which will be incredibly important for people to learn about as these scales are going to be getting a lot of attention. The RC scales are the centerpiece of the new MMPI-2-RF, and the PSY-5 scales are on the new RF and involve individual difference personality trait theory. Plus, Graham includes cases and a interpretation strategies. Very helpful.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I agree with the other reviewers that Graham has produced an excellent reference, but add the caveat that there is little difference between the previous (third) edition and this volume to justify re-purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Thorough and Practical Resource for the MMPI-2 July 9, 2012
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Anyone who has used Graham's prior editions knows that the description of background of test construction, as well as the descriptions of the various scales and their interpretation, is quite thorough. As the research base continues to grow, this new 5th edition is up-to-date, especially in describing the newer RF form of the clinical scales. The revised scales for the RF are very clean/much less intercorrelated, resulting in higher clarity for us when interpreting the scales. This 5th edition of Graham's book is inclusive of the MMPI-2, the MMPI-A, and the newer RF version. That said, if you want to focus exclusively on the RF version of the test, you might want to buy the Ben Porath manual for the RF in addition to or instead of this book. Finally, this book was sufficiently comprehensive and practical that I referred to it repeatedly in teaching my center's interns the MMPI-A, and I appreciate Graham's meticulous approach to revision.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource July 15, 2008
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I am a licensed psychologist who is currently taking a doctoral level course in Tests and Measurement. This book has been an invaluable resource in class and also in my practice. I use it to brush up on my psychometrics for my term paper and as a refresher when using it professionally with my clients. I had Graham's fiorst book, on the MMPI, but never bout this edition. I am happy to have this in my library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Scale Descriptions August 28, 2013
By eeewod
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The scale descriptions are helpful. The text is definitely readable and if you tab the book it can be quite efficient in helping to write up an MMPI-2 result.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars easy to use
This book is very user friendly, and easy to find the information you're looking for. I used it for my objective personality assessment course along with 3 other books, and this... Read more
Published 3 months ago by TLB
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!
This book was GREAT! It explains the MMPI-2 in such depth that I could not ask for a better book. The material is presented in an attractive and organized manner and is easy to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nikki
2.0 out of 5 stars MMPI 2
The one I got did not match the preview of the amazon version. There are so many versions out there becarful if you are looking for a specific one.
Published 13 months ago by SS
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I had extreme difficulty following all the rules, personalities traits, etc for this personality test. Great book for explanation and knowledge.
Published 18 months ago by Erin White
3.0 out of 5 stars A book ...
Tells you what is on the MMPI tests - and how to pass them. Required reading for a college class.
Published 19 months ago by Alma Martin
2.0 out of 5 stars Out of date - go with new edition
While most of this version is the same as the new, there is a big difference. There is very little about the RC scales and the PSY-5 scales in this edition. Read more
Published 20 months ago by shazzam
5.0 out of 5 stars super satisfied
Im super satisfied with my purchase. It said the book was used in good condicions but the truth was that it was NEW. I recomend this sellers.
Published 21 months ago by Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I received the book very fast and it was in perfect shape. The book had few marks but it was as good as new.
Published on June 19, 2012 by Claudia Soto
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny!
This work is essential for students learning about the MMPI-2 and established clinicians. The book does an excellent job of interpreting the scales with an emphasis on diversity... Read more
Published on December 5, 2011 by Condenser of Nonsense
5.0 out of 5 stars MMPI-2 in detail
This book explains every single detail of the MMPI-2: since its psychometric properites,how it was created and how to administer and score this test. Read more
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