New MMPI-2-RF research

Two interesting and useful articles on the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF validity scales in Psychological Assessment emhasize the importance of the “F family” of scales in overreporting — “used in detecting negative response bias asociated with symptom exaggeration, particularly overreported symptoms of severe psychopathology.”   The Sellbom article used the SIRS–the Cadillac of malingering measures–as an external criterion from which malingering and non-malingering groups were derived.

References: Wygant, D.B., et al (2010). Further Validation of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF Response Bias Scale: Findings from Disability and Criminal Forensic Settings. Psychological Assessment. DOI: 10.1037/a0020042

Sellbom, M., et al (2010). Utility of the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form) Validity Scales in Detecting Malingering in a Criminal Forensic Setting: A Known-Groups Design. Psychological Assessment. DOI: 10.1037/a0018222.


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