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  •  As a holder of a security clearance, I took the (1+ / 0-)
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    MMPI every 5 years; I think in all I took it about 5 times.

    I also read that the control group for the original one was "single males of scandinavian origin in rural areas", or as Garrison Keillor would put it, "Norwegian bachelor farmers".

    I must have been normal relative to that control group...

    Just kidding, I think.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:37:47 AM PST

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    •  The original MMPI was first published (1+ / 0-)
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      in 1942,  There has never been a test so thoroughly studied by scholars all over the world. It has been translated into several different languages.  In the late 1980s, it was determined that much of the language in the old MMPI was archaic and younger people did not even know what some of the words meant because they are not in common use any more.  In 1989, the MMPI-2 was published, with a completely new approach to data collection and scoring.  

      More information here.

      The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

      by Otteray Scribe on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:43:49 AM PST

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      •  I took the first one in early 1986 and the last (1+ / 0-)
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        one in about 2001, but I can't recall seeing any big difference along the way. But if the MMPI was something that one could easily remember I suppose it wouldn't be quite as effective, would it....

        Moderation in most things.

        by billmosby on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:26:36 AM PST

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