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Research and practice on a widely used psychological test in forensic psychology - the MMPI-2 - are examined and integrated in this volume. Chapters discuss the psychological and legal bases of forensic psychological assessment in general, and the use of the MMPI-2 in particular, in a variety of specific forensic applications involving criminal and civil proceedings.

Scientific Bases of Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2
Scientific bases of forensic applications of the MMPI-2
Yossef S.Ben-Porath
John R.Graham

The MMPI was developed in a medical setting during the late 1930s and early 1940s to serve as a screening instrument for the differential diagnosis of psychopathology. Although soon after its publication the test's diagnostic classification abilities were found to be limited, researchers were able to develop alternative, clinically useful applications of the MMPI (for examples of these early studies, see Welsh & Dahlstrom, 1956). Common to these and subsequent efforts was the conviction that empirical research must guide clinical uses of the MMPI. With its body of empirical literature now encompassing well over 7,500 publications, we can state with confidence that no psychological test rests on stronger ...

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