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MMPI-2 Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, 5th Edition

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.


“Very comprehensive and provides both theoretical background and practical applications.”–Matthew Burns, Central Michigan University

“An excellent update to a classic text. At once practical and theorectical, useful for neophyte and seasoned professional alike. The best book of its kind on the market.” –Seth Finkle, Westchester University

“Excellent, readable, clear.”–Louis Blumberg, San Diego State University

“A very current revision. I find the information on the new Hostility scale most helpful and the forensic chapter excellent, most welcome, and much needed. A very thorough, very readable book.”–John J. Johnson, Saint Mary’s University, MN

Praise for previous editions (first six quotes): “Graham is uniquely qualified to write this manual on how to interpret the MMPI-2….[It is] readable, instructive, and authoritative.”–Contemporary Psychology

“A must for any graduate-level course on personality assessment.”–Karen Multon, University of Missouri

“Excellent reference and source book for beginners and experienced MMPI-ers.”–Karen Greenbaum-Maya, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

“Destined to become indispensable.”–The Independent Practitioner

“An excellent text for teaching and instructional purposes and for use in clinical practice. Very accessible and readable.”–James Lictenberg, University of Kansas

“Not only an excellent text but also an invaluable reference tool for use in both assessment and research applications of the MMPI-2.”–Clinton Martin, Virginia Medical Center –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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, USA; 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

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