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PSYC 8350 Personality Assessment: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PSYC 8350 Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Acklin, M. W. (1995). Integrative Rorschach interpretation. Journal of Personality Assessment, 64(2), 235–238.

Arbisi, P. A., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & McNulty, J. (2006). The ability of the MMPI-2 to detect feigned PTSD within the context of compensation seeking. Psychological Services, 3(4), 249–261.

Archer, R. P. (1996). MMPI-Rorschach interrelationships: Proposed criteria for evaluating explanatory models. Journal of Personality Assessment, 67(3), 504–515.

Asner-Self, K. K., Schreiber, J. B., & Marotta, S. A. (2006). A cross-cultural analysis of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(2), 367–375.

Bagby, R., Marshall, M. B., Basso, M. R., Nicholson, R. A., Bacchiochi, J., & Miller, L. S. (2005). Distinguishing bipolar depression, major depression, and schizophrenia with the MMPI-2 Clinical and Content Scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 84(1), 89–95.

Brown, L. S. (1990). Taking account of gender in the clinical assessment interview. Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 21(1), 12–17.

Butcher, J. N. (2006). Assessment in clinical psychology: A perspective on the past, present challenges, and future prospects. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 13(3), 205–209.

Dao, T. K., Prevatt, F., & Horne, H. (2008). Differentiating psychotic patients from nonpsychotic patients with the MMPI-2 and Rorschach. Journal of Personality Assessment, 90(1), 93–101.

Davis, D. A. (1976). On being detectably sane in insane places: Base rates and psychodiagnosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 85(4), 416–422.

Finn, S. E., & Tonsager, M. E. (1992). Therapeutic effects of providing MMPI-2 test feedback to college students awaiting therapy. Psychological Assessment, 4(3), 278–287.

Flanagan, R., & Di Guiseppe, R. (1999). Critical review of the TEMAS: A step within the development of thematic apperception instruments. Psychology in the Schools, 36(1), 21–30.

Ganellen, R. J. (1996). Exploring MMPI-Rorschach relationships. Journal of Personality Assessment, 67(3), 529–542.

Garb, H. N., Wood, J. M., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Nezworski, M. T. (2002). Effective use of projective techniques in clinical practice: Let the data help with selection and interpretation. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33(5), 454–463.

Gilmore, J. D., Lash, S. J., Foster, M. A., & Blosser, S. L. (2001). Adherence to substance abuse treatment: Clinical utility of two MMPI-2 scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77(3), 524–540.

Harvey, V. S. (1997). Improving readability of psychological reports. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 28(3), 271–274.

Hibbard, S. (2003). A critique of Lilienfeld et al.'s (2000) “The scientific status of projective techniques.” Journal of Personality Assessment, 80(3), 260–271.

Joiner Jr., T. E., Schmidt, K. L., & Barnett, J. (1996). Size, detail, and line heaviness in children‟s drawings as correlates of emotional distress: (More) negative evidence. Journal of Personality Assessment, 67(1), 127–141.

Jones, E. E., & Thorne, A. (1987). Rediscovery of the subject: Intercultural approaches to clinical assessment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55(4), 488–95.

McCrae, R. R., & Costa Jr., P. T. (2007). Brief versions of the NEO-PI-3. Journal of Individual Differences, 28(3), 116–128.

McCrae, R. R., Costa Jr., P. T., & Martin, T. A. (2005). The NEO-PI-3: A more readable revised NEO personality inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 84(3), 261–270.

Meyer, G. J. (2002). Exploring possible ethnic differences and bias in the Rorschach Comprehensive System. Journal of Personality Assessment, 78(1), 104–129.

Morasco, B. J., Gfeller, J. D., & Elder, K. A. (2007). The utility of the NEO-PI-R validity scales to detect response distortion: A comparison with the MMPI-2. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88(3), 276–283.

Pincombe, J. L., Luciano, M., Martin, N. G., & Wright, M. J. (2007). Heritability of NEO PI-R extraversion facets and their relationship with IQ. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 10(3), 462–469.

Rotter, J. B., Rafferty, J. E., & Lotsof, A. B. (1954). The validity of the Rotter Incomplete Sentence Blank: High school form. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 18(2), 105–111.

Standards for education and training in psychological assessment position of the Society for Personality Assessment: An official statement of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Personality Assessment (2006). Journal of Personality Assessment, 87(3), 355–357.

Strange, D., Van Papendrecht, H. H., Crawford, E., Candel, I., & Hayne, H. (2010). Size doesn't matter: Emotional content does not determine the size of objects in children's drawings. Psychology, Crime & Law, 16(6), 459–476.

Vassend, O., & Skrondal, A. (2011). The NEO personality inventory revised (NEO-PI-R): Exploring the measurement structure and variants of the five-factor model. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(8), 1300–1304.

Voracek, M., Gabler, D., Kreutzer, C., Stieger, S., Swami, V., & Formann, A. K. (2010). Multi-method personality assessment of butchers and hunters: Beliefs and reality. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(7), 819–822.

Wygant, D. B., Sellbom, M. G., Gervais, M., Ben-Porath, R. O., Stafford, K. P., Freeman, D. B., & Heilbronner, D. B. (2010). Further validation of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF response bias scale: Findings from disability and criminal forensic settings. Psychological Assessment, 22(4), 745–756.

Other Readings

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