The MMPI-2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2) is a widely used and well-researched personality test that assesses various aspects of psychopathology and personality traits. It consists of 567 true-false items that cover topics such as depression, anxiety, somatic complaints, substance abuse, interpersonal problems, and more. The MMPI-2 can be used for various purposes, such as clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, forensic evaluation, personnel selection, and research.
The MMPI-2 test is available in different forms and languages, such as Spanish and French for Canada (used with U.S. English-language norms). It can be administered online through Q-global, a web-based platform that provides scoring and reporting services, or offline through Q Local software or paper-and-pencil. The MMPI-2 test can be scored using different options, such as hand scoring, mail-in scoring service, or computerized scoring. The MMPI-2 test generates different types of reports, such as Extended Score, Adult Clinical Interpretive, Forensic Settings, Personnel Interpretive, and Adjustment Ratings Reports.
The MMPI-2 test is based on a normative sample of 2,600 individuals, age 18 or older, who were selected as a representative sample of the U.S. population. The MMPI-2 test has high reliability and validity and has been extensively researched and validated for various populations and settings. The MMPI-2 test is not to be confused with the MMPI-A test, which is a version of the MMPI designed specifically for adolescents between 14 and 18 years of age.
If you are interested in taking the MMPI-2 test or learning more about it, you can download a PDF version of the test from the following sources:
MMPI-2-RF Books and Test Monographs - University of Minnesota Press[^1^]
Please note that the MMPI-2 test is a copyrighted instrument that requires proper training and qualification to administer and interpret. You should not use the MMPI-2 test for self-diagnosis or without professional guidance.
The MMPI-2 test is composed of 10 clinical scales, 15 content scales, 9 validity scales, and 50 supplementary scales. The clinical scales measure the presence and severity of various psychological disorders and symptoms, such as hypochondriasis, depression, hysteria, psychopathic deviate, paranoia, psychasthenia, schizophrenia, hypomania, and social introversion. The content scales measure specific areas of interest or concern that are relevant to the individual's personality and functioning, such as anxiety, fears, obsessiveness, health concerns, anger, cynicism, antisocial practices, type A behavior, low self-esteem, social discomfort, family problems, work interference, negative treatment indicators, and overcontrolled hostility. The validity scales measure the individual's test-taking attitude and response style, such as lying, defensiveness, inconsistency, infrequency, nonacquiescence, random responding, and overreporting or underreporting of symptoms. The supplementary scales measure additional aspects of personality or psychopathology that are not covered by the other scales or that are specific to certain populations or settings, such as addiction potential, marital distress, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation, aggression, suicidal ideation, college maladjustment, gender role conflict, and acculturation.
The MMPI-2 test provides a comprehensive and detailed picture of the individual's personality and psychological functioning. It can help identify the individual's strengths and weaknesses, diagnose mental disorders or conditions, evaluate treatment progress or outcomes, assess risk factors or needs for intervention, and provide recommendations or suggestions for further action. The MMPI-2 test can also be used to compare the individual's results with those of other groups or norms that are relevant to the individual's situation or purpose. For example, the MMPI-2 test can be used to compare the individual's results with those of other patients in a similar clinical setting or with those of other applicants in a similar personnel selection process. e0e6b7cb5c