Refining Personality Assessments by Combining MCMI High-Point Profiles and MMPI Codes, Part V: MMPI Code 78/87

Michael Antoni, John Levine, Peter Tischer, Catherine Green, Theodore Millon

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Abstract

The present investigation shows that the addition of Millón Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) high-point code data to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) 78/87 code type may be used to clarify contradictory MMPI descriptors and produces three distinct clusters. These MMPI/MCMI clusters were designated as an interpersonally acting-in group, an emotionally acting-out group, and an emotionally acting-in group. In addition to the identification and elaboration of these three subgroups, we outline several clinical uses of this objective test battery approach. The results of this study support the efficacy of combining two objective assessment inventories for the purpose of multiaxial diagnosis as prescribed by the DSM-III.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-387
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of personality assessment
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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