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MMPI and challenges for time

Can anyone speak about the average time to complete the MMPI and challenges for time duration? I do know it has 500 questions

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. As I understand it, you are asking for help in discussing the issues of MMPI in relation to time, by which case I suppose it means the time it takes to complete the assessment. The solution below focuses on that to help you out. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. About MMPI - 100 words
2. About the items and their purpose - 100 words
3. Issues in relation to content - 100 words
4. Issues in relation to time - 200 words
5. Other issues - 100 words
6. Suggestions - 100 words

This outline should yield 700 words which should cover what you need. If you need more clarification or information, you can leave me a message via the feedback section or you can use the listed resources to further explore MMPI. All the best with your studies and happy holidays.

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MMPI and Issues

What is MMPI? MMPI or the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is a personality test that is most commonly used by practitioners in terms of testing for mental illness or disorders. It is objective and as a clinical instrument, useful in both employment application (to screen for candidate fit) as well as forensic psychology (to test for the ability to stand trial, insanity, etc.) and in such settings as custody and legal disputes (Cherry, 2013). Psychologists Starke R. Hathaway and psychiatrist J.C. McKinley of the University of Minnesota developed this particular tool in 1939 and fully deployed in 1943 to quantify adult psychopathology and structure of personality. Because it was atheoretical (not based on any theory), it had issues of validity. It based its conclusions on derived pathologies so that the ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and issues in application including time and sampling. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.