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NCJ Number: 230029 Find in a Library
Title: MMPI-2 and MCMI-III in Forensic Evaluations: A Survey of Psychologists
Journal: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:January - February 2010  Pages:37-52
Author(s): James N. Bow, Ph.D., ABPP; James R. Flens, Psy.D., ABPP; Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D., ABPP
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 16
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the use of MMPI-2 and MCMI-III in forensic cases.
Abstract: This study explored psychologists' procedures for administering, scoring, and interpreting the MMPI-2 and MCMI-III in forensic cases. A national sample of 137 forensic psychologists responded to an online survey that focused on their use of the MMPI-2 and MCMI-III. The survey results reaffirmed some troubling practices found in a past study with child custody evaluator, such as lack of verification of data entry, inadequate knowledge of significance cutoffs, and over-reliance on computer-generated interpretive reports. Each of these may significantly impact the accuracy of scoring and/or interpretation. Implications for forensic practice are discussed. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Index Term(s): Personality assessment; Psychological evaluation; Surveys; Trade practices
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