Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-3MMPI-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. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.
- Publication date:
- Age range:
18 years and older
- Reading Level:
4.5 grade (Flesch-Kincaid)
- Qualification level:
- Completion time:
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
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
- Guidance on using this test in your telepractice
The MMPI®-3 is now available!
Q Local users need to upgrade to software version 4.2 to access the MMPI-3.
Q-global users have access to MMPI-3 automatically.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Please check the Webinars tab for upcoming and recorded options.
Pearson, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Press, offers live online and on-demand workshops for the MMPI-3 with the option to earn Continuing Education Credits.
University of Minnesota Press Symposium
The 57th Annual MMPI Symposium will take place June 16-17, 2022 at the Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel, The Depot. Please continue to check the University of Minnesota Press Test Division website for updates.
MMPI-3 Free Trial
Now’s your chance to try out the new MMPI-3 for free! Qualified professionals can receive two free clinical interpretive reports on Q-global® or Q Local® and access the first chapter of the manuals and user’s guide. Sign up today!
Online Learning Modules
Learn about the MMPI-3 through these complimentary online learning modules. Continuing Education Credits are not offered for viewing these modules.
Four modules offer approximately three hours of comprehensive MMPI-3 content:
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The following resources are available for MMPI-3.
About the MMPI-3
Administration, Scoring, and Reporting
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.
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:
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:
Sample Interpretive Reports
Police Candidate Interpretive Report
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:
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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