The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)

For this assignment, you will review a major personality measure, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2). Your review will consist of two parts:

    1. For this part, you will prepare a brief overview of the history and development of the MMPI-2 (approximately 1 page).  Address:


      1. type of psychological test
      2. a brief description of the instrument
      3. the administration, scoring and interpretation
      4. a statement about the reliability and validity
      5. any social/cultural/ethical issues pertinent to the test.


    1. In this part, you will evaluate the test’s validity. Be sure to address:


    1. Is the MMPI-2 high or low on content validity and face validity? Explain why.
    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a test with high face validity?
    3.  Discuss the four Validity scales and how each one assesses validity.

Be sure to support your conclusions with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards to writing and citations to your work.

Good resources would also include Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print.

  1. Launch the online library.
  2. Click on Behavioral Sciences under Browse By Subject on the library homepage.
  3. Scroll through the alphabetical list of databases and click on Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print to launch the database.




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The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) is a widely used and researched psychometric test for analyzing adult personality and psychopathology. MMPI has different versions that are used by psychologists and or psychiatrists to formulate reliable treatment plans for patients, assist in the process of disease diagnosis, address legal issues, analyze potentiality of job applicants to do a job, and also for therapeutic assessment. This psychometric test was first documented in 1943 by the University of Minnesota. The MMPI-2 is an updated version of the original test and was introduced in 1989. Other variants of the …

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