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Using the MMPI with Adolescents

1st Edition

By Robert P. Archer


326 pages

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Originally published in 1987, the objective of this volume was to provide a clear and comprehensive review of the literature in the area of adolescents and the MMPI based on the research studies that had occurred in the previous 40 years. It was written to provide the reader with an appreciation and understanding of the research that had occurred, as well as to highlight areas in which crucial research had essentially not occurred, such as systematic and ongoing investigations of the accuracy of clinical descriptive statements for adolescents based on adolescent and adult correlate data. The volume also attempts to provide a developmental perspective through which to understand adolescent response patterns as well as a clear discussion of the empirical implications of using adult and adolescent norm conversions for adolescent respondents. A series of direct, concrete recommendations are offered for the scoring and interpretation of adolescent response patterns, along with the empirical foundations on which these suggestions are based. Finally, this book provides a description of norm development projects at the time and future research directions.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Foreword. 1. Introduction: A Brief Overview of Adolescent Development 2. Development of the MMPI with Adolescents 3. The Interpretation of Adolescent Profiles 4. Codetype Clinical Correlates for Adolescents 5. Additional Factors Affecting Interpretation 6. Clinical Case Examples 7. Familial Interrelationships in MMPI Response Patterns 8. Summary and Future Directions. Appendices. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adolescence

Routledge Library Editions: Adolescence brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a small series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1975 and 1999. The set covers a variety of issues that may arise in adolescence: from developmental changes and family/parental relationships to more serious problems such as depression, trauma and abuse.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Personality