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Short essay answer - Description of Personality Inventories

I need a brief description of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, 2 (MMPI-2), Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, 2 (MCMI-III), 16-PF Myers-Briggs NEO-PI-R and an explanation of the appropriate uses of these tests. Describe how you might use each test in a specific context and provide a rationale for using each test in the context described.

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The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory®-2 (MMPI®-2) is a personality inventory. The ten clinical scales in the older version included: hypochondriasis, depression, hysteria, psychopathic deviate, masculinity/femininity, paranoia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hypomania, and social introversion. There have been other content scales that have been developed for MMPI, as well, but these are the main ones.

MMPI has its application in a variety of career and service settings including health, occupation, law and education.

It is used with anyone older than eighteen years of age. There are 567 self-reported true/false items on the inventory. The test can be completed in an hour to ninety minutes.

MMPI-RF is a restructured form of the original Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory. It is designed to address the currently practiced models of assessment of personality and psychopathology. Restructured clinical (RC) scales in the restructured form are different from the original version's clinical scales. There are nine scales including: demoralization, somatic complaints, low positive emotions, cynicism, antisocial behavior, ideas of persecution, dysfunctional negative emotions, aberrant experiences, and hypomanic activation.

MMPI in occupational health settings is used to detect the problem with the patient and to make a ...

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Personality inventories