MMPI-3 Over-reporting Scales: A Simulation Study of PTSD, mild TBI, and co-morbid Presentation

New Paper Alert, with not 1 but THREE of my advisees! Download the paper HERE Study Context The MMPI-3 is the latest revision in the line of the MMPI family of instruments, and includes updated norms and scale revisions. Included within the revisions on the MMPI-3 are changes to several of the well-validated MMPI-2-RF over-reportingContinue reading “MMPI-3 Over-reporting Scales: A Simulation Study of PTSD, mild TBI, and co-morbid Presentation”

Service Era – Does it Matter for Assessment?

New Paper Alert! Service era is a huge part of how military/Veterans identify themselves, and it varies during their wartime and homecoming experiences. When it comes to psychological assessment, the question is do these variations in experience become important considerations to ensure culturally competent and responsible assessment practices. This has been investigated a little, butContinue reading “Service Era – Does it Matter for Assessment?”

Emma (PATS lab undergrad lab RA) presented on the MMPI-3’s EAT scale at her first national conference!

Emma did such a fantastic job during her presentation. The blitz talk was 3 minutes and she was presenting to the most knowledgeable group of individuals about psychological assessment and the MMPI specifically that I can imagine being assembled. This high quality of a talk is evidence of not only how great a student EmmaContinue reading “Emma (PATS lab undergrad lab RA) presented on the MMPI-3’s EAT scale at her first national conference!”

A study of the APPIC Match

Click here to download the pre-Print Two years ago I started working with Dr. Adam Schmidt on another training related study, just accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. This time, we were curious about factors leading to successful internship application and match at various sites. There has been some work on thisContinue reading “A study of the APPIC Match”

Graduation Weekend for the PATS lab

WOW! I can’t believe so many of the awesome undergrads are leaving the lab all at once (Kassidy, Brittany, Dani, and Will.. and Liz Morger left us in December). We had such a huge group for the last two years and they all helped the lab feel like a little family. Now, suddenly, HALF areContinue reading “Graduation Weekend for the PATS lab”

Incoming PATS lab members!

I’m thrilled to have Megan (left) and Bryce (right) joining the PATS lab here at Texas Tech this fall. Megan is interested in assessment of psychopathology and will be focusing on projects related to the PAI and MMPI, and the implementation of contemporary models of diagnoses. Bryce’s passions revolve around military and veteran mental healthContinue reading “Incoming PATS lab members!”

Congrats to Nicole Morris: A research grant story

The Texas Tech Department of Psychological Sciences hosted the first of its now annual, competitive grant program and each proposal underwent an NIH-style panel review. Each proposal was judged on its feasibility, significance, innovation, and methodological approach. With a strong pool of applications, the department was unable to fund all such proposals. Nicole (@NicoleLemaste10 onContinue reading “Congrats to Nicole Morris: A research grant story”

Examining admission and formation outcomes for Catholic clergy applicants with the MMPI-2-RF: A Prospective Study

I’m thrilled to have a paper with Anthony Isacco and TTU’s newest faculty member Nick Borgogna accepted for publication in Psychological Assessment. We utilized a sample of catholic clergy who underwent a psychological evaluation to predict if those individuals were ultimately admitted by the Catholic Church to the formation training program, and if they completedContinue reading “Examining admission and formation outcomes for Catholic clergy applicants with the MMPI-2-RF: A Prospective Study”