PY 441-Week 3, Part 2 - MMPI-2: Content Scales & Subscales...

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MMPI-2: Content Scales & Subscales PY441-Week 3, Part 2
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Content Scales: General More stable and consistent than clinical scales MMPI-2 “experts” see these scales as more meaningful than the clinical scales in many ways (“T” greater than 65) Good validity for the scales Content is obvious and so can be manipulated
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Content Component Subscales Subscales for the Content Scales Developed by Ben-Porath and Sherwood (1993) None for ANX, OBS, WRK, PSY 5 Two schools of thought: Should only be interpreted if whole scale is elevated Interpret if there are any CC elevations (in the Structural Summary)
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Content Scales: Internal Systems Cluster (Axis I) ANX: General Anxiety FRS: Specific Fears OBS: Compulsive, problems with decisions, rigidity, ruminate DEP: Down, fatigued, pessimistic HEA: Feel unhealthy, health preoccupation BIZ: Psychotic thought processes; hallucinations, paranoia
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Content Scales: Aggressive Tendencies Cluster (Axis II) ANG: Anger; anger, hostility, grouchy, easily frustrated CYN: Cynicism; sees others as selfish & self- centered, guarded, hostile, resent mild demands ASP: Antisocial Practices; legal/school trouble, believe breaking law is acceptable, resent authority, anger TPA: Type A Personality; hard-driven, work- oriented, sees more to be done, impatient, irritable, critical, hold grudges
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Content Scales: Devalued View of Self LSE: Low Self- Esteem; poor self- concept, expect to fail, quit, hypersensitive, passive, poor at making decisions
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Content Scales: General Problem Areas SOD: Social Discomfort; shy, rather be alone FAM: Family Problems; family discord, resent or angry at family WRK: Work Interference; poor work attitudes and behaviors TRT: Negative Treatment Indicators; negative attitudes towards mental health treatment & doctors, give up easily
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ANX (Anxiety) T>64: Reflect distress, anxiety, discomfort and general
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course PSY PY437, PY taught by Professor Rogers during the Spring '11 term at The Chicago School of Prof. Psychology.

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PY 441-Week 3, Part 2 - MMPI-2: Content Scales & Subscales...

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