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  1. Introduction.
  2. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -2 (MMPI-2).
  3. The standardization of MMPI-2 .
  4. Individuals with graduate level of education in clinical, experimental or I/O psychology.
  5. Restructured Scales.
  6. The approach used by Hathaway and McKinley.
  7. Questions being raised about the RC Scales.
  8. Summary and Conclusion.

Psychological assessment is the process of integrating information gathered from different sources. You can obtain valuable information from psychological testing. Interview with medical practitioners could also yield important information about the medical records of the individual. Another source of information is the client himself or herself, and it is done through observation or face-to-face interview.Psychological testing is part of the process- psychological assessment. This process is done by making inference about the individual using the sample behavior. These samples of behavior would mean observations of an individual over time while performing tasks. Oftentimes, it only means the test scores. Responses were then compiled into statistical tables to compare the behavior of the individual vis-à-vis the responses of the norm group.

[...] Individuals should not attempt to score and interpret the results of MMPI-2 if they are not trained in psychological assessment, accuracy and in-depth knowledge of the test in required. The individual must have the knowledge about standardized testing theory and the individual must also know the personality profile of various combinations of different subscales. Lastly the individual must be able to make the right diagnosis and the appropriate treatment. Interpretation of MMPI-2 without considering the social, cultural, medical and other psychological data of the individual is a sign of neglect. [...]


[...] Others have said that real patients tend to present complex patterns of symptoms and the removal of the common variance will make RC scales less effective in assessing personality disorders. Summary and Conclusion Psychological assessment entails an integration of information gathered from different sources. This is the integration of data coming from test results, medical data, personal data and other suitable information. Psychological testing is one tool being utilized to gather information about the individual. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI- is the most preferred test nowadays because of its predictive property. It measures adult psychopathology and extensively used by clinicians and other mental health professionals. [...]


[...] The test was first developed during the early 1930s and was published in 1943. After almost five decades it was revised and re-standardized. The revision was not successful in eliminating some errors although it brought some improvement to the test. To correct the problem, Restructured Clinical scales were developed. But the development of the RC scales earns a number of criticisms. Bibliography Butcher, J.N., Williams, C.L., Graham, J.R., Archer, R.P., Tellegen, A., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & Kaemmer, B. (1992). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent Version(MMPI-A): Manual for administration, scoring and interpretation. [...]

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