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J Pers Assess. 2006 Oct;87(2):175-8.

MMPI-2 at the crossroads: aging technology or radical retrofitting?

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Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, 76203-1780, USA. rogers_1@hotmail.com

Abstract

Paradigmatic shifts are uncommon in psychological assessment, which is often steeped more in tradition than innovative practices. The introduction of the Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales by Tellegen et al. (2003) represents a radical shift in the development and validation of the MMPI-2 (Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989). In broadening the debate over the merit of the RC Scales, in this article, we examine current challenges to MMPI-2 interpretation including issues with discriminant validity and imprecision (e.g., standard errors of measurement). We evaluate the RC alternative in the context of these interpretive challenges. Although we note several improvements, the incremental validity for MMPI-2 interpretative statements remains to be established. MMPI-2 researchers may wish to test several innovative models for their comparative strengths in establishing scale properties and providing empirically based interpretations.

PMID:
16972820
DOI:
10.1207/s15327752jpa8702_06
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