MMPI-2 Test A

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Source: Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

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Question 1

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The last of the original 13 validity and clinical scales to be added to the MMPI was
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  • Scale K
  • Scale 5 (Mf)
  • Scale 9 (Ma)
  • Scale 0 (Si)

Question 2

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Uniform T-scores were designed to correct for the characteristic positive skew of the basic clinical scales.
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  • True
  • False

Question 3

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The use of the 370-item abbreviated form of the MMPI-2 will limit the results to scores on only the 13 original validity and clinical scales.
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Which statement is true?
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  • Fb is sensitive primarily to psychotic item content on the last half of the MMPI-2.
  • F and Fb are not affected differently by different kinds of psychopathology.
  • F items have a psychotic bias whereas Fb items have an affective bias.
  • F and Fb are both sensitive to problems in reading comprehension.
  • F and Fb are both sensitive to response inconsistency.

Question 5

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Which pair of scales is the most sensitive to genuine psychopathology?
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  • F and Fb
  • K and Fp
  • F and K
  • S and Ss

Question 6

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Considering the differences between the Minnesota Normals and the MMPI-2 restandardization sample, a T-score of 70 on the MMPI represents about the same level of deviance as a T-score of 65 on the MMPI-2.
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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Among the basic scales, those least heterogeneous in item content are
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  • 2 and 9.
  • 1 and 7.
  • 6 and 8.
  • 4 and 9.
  • 1 and 3.

Question 8

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Which of the basic scales receives the largest K-correction on a per-item basis?
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  • Scale 1
  • Scale 4
  • Scale 7
  • Scale 8
  • Scale 9

Question 9

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The amount of obvious psychotic content among the basic scales
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  • is greatest for Scale 6.
  • is greatest for Scale 8.
  • is greatest for Scale 9.
  • is about the same for Scales 6 and 8.
  • is about the same for Scales 8 and 9.

Question 10

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The primary inference that may be justified by elevations on OBS is
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  • obsessiveness.
  • indecision.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.

Question 11

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The primary inference that may be justified by elevations on ASP is
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  • Antisocial Personality Disorder.
  • the presence of antisocial attitudes.
  • the admission of past antisocial behavior.
  • psychopathic narcissism.

Question 12

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The primary inference that may be justified by elevations on TRT is
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  • a lack of motivation for psychotherapy.
  • low self-disclosure.
  • depression.
  • antisocial trends.

Question 13

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Which scale among the PSY-5 is least redundant with other MMPI-2 scales?
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  • AGGR
  • PSYC
  • DISC
  • NEGE
  • INTR

Question 14

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The Overcontrolled-Hostility scale is not suitable as a basis for predicting assault, violence, or dangerousness.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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The Gender Role scales, GM and GF, are dominated by the First and Second Factors of the MMPI-2, respectively.
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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Although the well-defined codetyping strategy may blunt the influence of measurement error, it may not adequately control for the influence(s) of
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  • response style.
  • covariation among the clinical scales.
  • item overlap.
  • K-corrections.

Question 17

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When Scales 5 or 0 are highest or second-highest in the code,
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  • they should be interpreted only after the codetype based on the basic scales.
  • their interpretation should be supplemented by subsequent elevations (typically the third-highest scale).
  • the clinician should use only the well-defined strategy for codetyping.

Question 18

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The clinical scales of the MMPI-2 are best understood in terms of their accumulated empirical correlates rather than in the light of the diagnostic constructs embodied in the original criterion groups.
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  • True
  • False

Question 19

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A major advantage of the MMPI-2 is a model of measurement that prevents the confounding of categorical diagnostic assignment with the severity of psychopathology.
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  • True
  • False

Question 20

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The test-retest stabilities of most of the MMPI-2 scales appear to be in a range that allows them to retain sensitivity to both continuity and change in symptoms and personality.
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  • True
  • False

Question 21

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The addition of the K-correction to five of the eight basic scales has which effects?
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  • It decreases their intercorrelation and probably enhances their discriminant validity.
  • It increases their intercorrelation and probably enhances their discriminant validity.
  • It decreases their intercorrelation and probably reduces their discriminant validity.
  • It increases their intercorrelation and probably reduces their discriminant validity.

Question 22

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Establishing an adequate level of response consistency is a desirable but not a necessary precondition for proceeding with MMPI-2 interpretation.
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  • True
  • False

Question 23

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The concept of severity in MMPI-2 scores is largely a function of elevation and relatively independent of response style.
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  • True
  • False

Question 24

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Among the clinical scales of the MMPI-2, substance abuse is most reliably associated with
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  • Scale 2.
  • Scale 4.
  • Scale 8.
  • Scale 9.

Question 25

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The pattern of masculine versus feminine interests may be adequately assessed with reference to Scale 5, but only in the context of scores on GM and GF.
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  • True
  • False
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