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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-3

(MMPI-3)

The MMPI-3 builds on the history and strengths of the MMPI instruments to provide an empirically validated, psychometrically up-to-date standard for psychological assessment.

Age range:

18 years and older

Reading Level:

4.5 grade (Flesch-Kincaid)

Publication date:

2020

Qualification level:

C

Completion time:

25–50 minutes

Administration:

Q-global, Q Local, or paper and pencil

Scoring options:

Q-global scoring & reporting, Q-Local software, hand scoring, or mail-in scoring service

Report Options:

Score, Clinical Interpretive, and Police Candidate Interpretive Reports

Norms:

English: Nationally representative English-language normative sample designed to match US Census Bureau demographic projections for 2020, 1,620 individuals (810 men and 810 women) ages 18 and older.

Spanish: Derived from a sample of 550 US Spanish speakers (275 men and 275 women)

 

Other languages:

Spanish, French for Canada

Pricing & Ordering

The MMPI®-3 will be available in fall of 2020!

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Training

Workshops

Pearson, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Press and Kaplan, will be offering full-day virtual MMPI-3 professional development workshops. Six (6) Continuing Education Credits will be offered. Workshop dates for 2020 will be posted soon. Check back or use the "Stay in the Know" to be notified of training opportunities.

University of Minnesota Press Workshop & Symposium

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the MMPI Workshops & Symposium conference was rescheduled for Spring 2021 at the Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel, The Depot. Please continue to check the University of Minnesota Press Test Division website for updates.

 

Product Details

The MMPI®-3 is a contemporary personality assessment for mental health, medical, forensic, and public safety settings. This newest version builds on the history and strengths of the MMPI instruments to provide an empirically validated, psychometrically up-to-date standard for psychological assessment.

Key Features

New, nationally representative English language normative sample

Updated for the first time since the mid-1980s and designed to match US Census Bureau demographic projections for 2020, the MMPI-3 normative sample includes 1,620 individuals (810 men and 810 women) ages 18 and older from diverse communities throughout the United States.

Spanish language translation and normative sample 

For the first time, the adult Spanish translation of the MMPI-3 includes norms derived from a sample of 550 US Spanish speakers (275 men and 275 women). 

New and updated items and scales 

The MMPI-3 includes 72 new and 24 updated items used to develop new scales (Eating Concerns, Compulsivity, Impulsivity, and Self-Importance) and to update existing MMPI-2-RF scales. 

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Comparison groups

Descriptive data from a broad range of settings make it possible to compare an individual’s test results with relevant groups in mental health, medical, forensic, and public safety settings.

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Administration time

Only 25–35 minutes to administer by computer, and 35–50 minutes to administer by paper and pencil.

Comprehensive administration manual

The Manual for Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation provides a brief description of the background for and development of the MMPI-3, a description of the new normative sample, case illustrations, and standard procedures for administering, scoring, and interpretation.

Comprehensive technical manual

The Technical Manual describes the rationale for developing the test, the procedures used to fashion the scales and collect the new test norms, descriptive findings on the scales in a broad range of settings, and extensive psychometric findings. These findings include scale score reliability estimates as well as standard errors of measurement and empirical correlates in mental health, medical, forensic, public safety, and other nonclinical settings.

MMPI-2-RF literature appropriate for MMPI-3 interpretation

Detailed analyses reported in the Technical Manual indicate that interpretation of the updated MMPI-3 scales can be guided by over 450 peer-reviewed MMPI-2-RF publications. 

Manual Supplement for the US Spanish Translation

The manual supplement provides guidance on the use of the Spanish translation of the MMPI-3, developed for use in the US. Topics covered include procedures used to collect and develop norms for the Spanish version of the test, the composition of the MMPI-3 Spanish language normative sample, psychometric findings, English/Spanish equivalence analyses, and special considerations for administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Spanish version of the MMPI-3.

Report features

  • Summary page facilitates standard MMPI-3 interpretation 
  • Comparison Groups for mental health, medical, forensic, and public safety settings
  • A Comparison Group Generator allows clinicians to create setting-specific comparison groups
  • Item-level information (i.e., test taker responses and normative/comparison group frequencies) can be tailored to clinical inquiry
  • Annotations provide sources for all interpretive statements and up-to-date research references for empirical correlates
  • Optional gender-neutral language for interpretive reports

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Resources

Scoring & Reporting

The MMPI®-3 score and interpretive reports provide raw and T scores for all 52 empirically validated scales. These reports also enable users to include comparative means and standard deviations for a variety of comparison groups from mental health, medical, forensic, and public safety settings or to include descriptive data from their own customized comparison group.

Score Report

This report provides scores for all 52 scales of the test and includes a summary page to facilitate standard MMPI-3 interpretation along with customizable item-level information. The report is arranged in the following sections:

  • Validity Scales
  • Higher-Order (H-O) and Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales
  • Somatic/Cognitive and Internalizing Scales
  • Externalizing and Interpersonal Scales
  • PSY-5 Scales
  • Item-Level Information (customizable)

Sample Score Reports

Interpretive Report for Clinical Settings

This report includes the Score Report followed by an integrated interpretation of scores organized in the following sections:

  • Synopsis – summary of the major findings
  • Protocol Validity – comprehensive information about potential threats to test score validity
  • Substantive Scale Interpretation – description of clinical symptoms, personality characteristics, and behavioral tendencies
  • Diagnostic Considerations – diagnostic possibilities indicated by test results
  • Treatment Considerations – recommendations pertaining to treatment planning
  • Item-Level Information – list of unscorable responses, critical responses, and optional user-designated item-level information (if selected)
  • Endnotes – identification of scores associated with each interpretive statement
  • Research Reference List – publications supporting empirical-correlate-based statements (updated as additional studies are published)

Sample Interpretive Reports

Police Candidate Interpretive Report

Authors: David M. Corey, PhD & Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD

The leading psychological screening tool for law enforcement, now updated for the MMPI-3.

Developed with new normative data and based on the most up-to-date police candidate outcome research, this report helps psychologists identify high-risk candidates in an efficient, evidence-based, and legally defensible way.

This report includes full scoring information (see Score Report) and an integrated interpretation of scores specifically for police candidates, organized in the following sections:

  • Synopsis—summary of major conclusions
  • Protocol Validity—comprehensive information about test validity with guidance on implications of overly positive self-presentation
  • Clinical Findings—description of clinical-level symptoms, personality characteristics, and behavioral tendencies
  • Diagnostic Considerations—diagnostic possibilities indicated by test results
  • Comparison Group Findings—substantive scale findings in the context of the police candidate comparison group
  • Job-Relevant Correlates—potential problems in 10 job domains identified as relevant to police candidate suitability
  • Item-Level Information—list of unscorable responses, critical responses, optional user-designated item-level information, and critical follow-up items for police candidate evaluations
  • Endnotes—identification of scores associated with each interpretive statement
  • Research Reference List—sources supporting empirical-correlate-based statements (updated as additional studies are published)

Sample Police Candidate Interpretive Reports

Scoring and Reporting Options

Q-global Web-Based Administration, Scoring, and Reporting – Enables you to quickly assess and efficiently organize examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports all via the web.

Q Local™ Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software - Enables you to score assessments, report results, and store and export data on your computer.

Mail-in Scoring Service - Specially designed answer sheets are mailed to Pearson and are processed within 24-48 hours of receipt, with results being returned via regular mail.

Manual Scoring – Administer assessments on answer sheets and score them yourself with answer keys and profile/record forms.

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Webinars

The following training events are available for MMPI-3.