Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2)


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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2)
Originally designed by Hathaway and McKinley at the University of Minnesota in the 1930s, the Minnesota
Personality Inventory (MMPI) is one of the most widely used and studied clinical testing instruments in the field of psychology. Despite its widespread use, the MMPI was the subject of considerable criticism. Over the years the MMPI has been said to be racially and gender biased not just in results but in the actual language of the questions, themselves. Early on, scholars and psychologists had believed that the original sample group was too small to demonstrate the accuracy of the testing instrument. In 1989, the University of Minnesota released a revised version of the...
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