Prentice Hall
Roger L. Greene  
Total pages
November 2010
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The book is a comprehensive overview of the MMPI-2 and its interpretation. In a single source, the book provides an introduction to basic issues in the development and administration of the MMPI as well as a step-by-step procedure for interpreting the test. Additionally, the author discusses the use of the MMPI-2 with special groups and reviews the use and interpretation of critical items, special scales, and short forms. Summaries of empirical research are included in each chapter to illustrate the bases for interpretations. Written by a nationally-recognized authority in the field of assessment who has no vested interest in the MMPI-2 or MMPI-2-RF





  • Comprehensive summary of the empirical literature on the MMPI-2
  • Flow charts illustrate the interpretive process for the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF that are particularly helpful for students learning these self-report inventories
  • Extensive data provided so that the bases for interpretations are explicit for the reader
  • Both the seasoned interpreter of the MMPI-2 as well as students learning the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF are provided valuable information
  • Numerous case examples are included to illustrate the points being discussed
  • Completely updated to include the empirical research through 2009.
  • A data base of approximately 150,000 MMPI-2s has been used to provide the bases for all of the interpretations being made.
  • Empirical correlates are provided for all MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF scales and MMPI-2 codetypes.

New to this Edition

  • All chapters have been completely rewritten and updated to reflect the empirical literature through 2009
  • A chapter devoted to the MMPI-2-RF has been added
  • A data base of approximately 150,000 MMPI-2s has been used to provide a comprehensive summary of the relationships among MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF scales.
  • A chapter has been added that provides a conceptual and psychometric framework for organizing all of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF scales into a single set of scales

Table of Contents

Section I           Overview

            Chapter 1         Evolution of the MMPI

            Chapter 2         Administrative Issues

            Chapter 3         Assessing Validity

Section II         Empirical Approaches to Interpretation

            Chapter 4         Clinical Scales

            Chapter 5         Codetypes

Section III        Content Approaches to Interpretation

            Chapter 6         Content Scales

            Chapter 7         Supplementary Scales

            Chapter 8         Restructured Form (RF)

Section IV        The Interpretive Process

            Chapter 9         Conceptual Framework

            Chapter 10       MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF Interpretation

Section V         Demographic Variables

            Chapter 11       Demographic Variables

            Chapter 12       Adolescents and Aged


Roger L. Greene is a Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University in Palo Alto CA. Dr. Greene has worked in a variety of clinical settings and with different types of patients in his clinical career. He has written a number of texts and articles on the use of the MMPI-2 both clinically and forensically. His books on the MMPI and MMPI-2 have been among the standard references for three decades. Dr. Greene recently received the Bruno Klopfer award from the Society of Personality Assessment for  outstanding, long-term professional contribution to the field of personality assessment.

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