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April 1957

Basic Readings on the MMPI in Psychology and Medicine

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1957;77(4):448. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1957.02330340124020

The Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory (MMPI) attempts to provide an objective appraisal of some of the major personality characteristics of particular concern to persons working in the area of psychopathology. In the fifteen years since it was first introduced, an astonishing total of almost 700 publications has appeared inquiring into and demonstrating the potential of this test both as a research instrument and as a practical clinical aid.

The present volume consists mainly of a compilation of 66 of these articles, constituting the principal research and clinical developments in the use of the MMPI. It is organized into 10 sections, devoted to theory and construction of the test, coding procedures, new scales, profile analysis, diagnostic patterns, and applications of the technique to several important areas in psychology and medicine. The editors have had to abridge all papers so as to minimize repetitiveness. Yet each is still a unit that is topical

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