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Self-Report Inventories: the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) , California Psychological Inventory (CPI) - MMPI-2 Has 3 Validity Scales, Subtests



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The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)

  • Developed in 1937 ∕ 1943 by Starke R. Hathaway and J. Charnley McKinley at the University of Minnesota as MMPI.
    • 1989- MMPI-2
    • 1992- MMPI-A (adolescence)
    • 2008- MMPI-2-RF
    • 2016- MMPI-2-RF
  • Both RF is shorter version of the original one.
  • MMPI yields scores on total 14 subscales
  • 9 scales me…

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Self-Report Inventories: Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, Cattell՚s 16 PF Questionnaire (16 PFQ) , Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) , Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)


Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory

  • The construction of this inventory was deliberately undertaken to meet the criticism of MMPI.
  • Created by Theodore Millon, Seth Grossman, and Carrie Millon
  • Measure psychopathology
  • Applicable on 18 yrs. and above
  • Identify clinical syndromes in a manner that is compatible with DSM-IV axis. (Hence the name ‘multiaxial’ ) Used in clinical settings.
  • MCMI (1969) MCMI-II (1987) MCMI-III (1994) MCMI-IV (2015)
  • MCMI (1969) : It contained 11 perso…

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