MMPI Research Update today

Today was a busy day for MMPI Research with a lot of exciting progress.

The Validity Scale Presentation from the 7-year MMPI-2-RF sample from VAs around the country that will be presented in two weeks at the 2018 MMPI symposium has been finished. This presentation examines validity scale response style within the VA and there are some of the big conclusions from the presentation.

  • MMPI-2-RF profiles are frequently invalid within the VA
  • Validity scale performance varies by outpatient service location
  • Over-reporting (OR) scales are the most frequently invalidated scales
  • Those exceeding interpretive guidelines on one OR scale are likely to exceed others

The other update? I submitted a grant to the University of Minnesota Press Test Division to evaluate MMPI-A-RF responses within a justice involved sample here in Texas. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Adam Schmidt in the Clinical program here at TTU and has three aims: (1) expand information available about adolescent forensic evaluations, (2) increase sampling of diverse and minority status youth, and (3) explore the relationship of the MMPI-A-RF scales to PTSD and within a trauma-exposed sample.

Published by Dr. Ingram's Psychology Research Lab

I'm an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Texas Tech University and an active researcher of psychological assessment, veterans, and treatment engagement. I am also in private practice here in Lubbock Texas.

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