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When Test Revisions Disrupt Our Lives, What’s a Psychologist to Do? Updates to Mihura et al.’s (2017) Survey of Doctoral Training in Adult Personality Tests

Coordinating Author Information: Alicia W. Villanueva van den Hurk, BS | University of Dayton Session Abstract: Psychological assessment is a growing field that is, ideally, regularly updated by the emerging research (Strauss et al., 2000). Consequently, in 2015, Mihura et al. (2017) surveyed American Psychological Association (APA) - accredited clinical psychology doctoral programs to inquire about … Continue reading When Test Revisions Disrupt Our Lives, What’s a Psychologist to Do? Updates to Mihura et al.’s (2017) Survey of Doctoral Training in Adult Personality Tests

Validity of the Somatic Symptom Scale (SSS-8) in a Community Sample

Coordinating Author Information: Hana Algahmi, BA | University of Detroit- Mercy Session Abstract: The SSS-8 is a brief measure of somatic symptom burden that has been associated with depression, anxiety, general health, and healthcare use in a general (German) population (Gierk et al., 2014). This study replicates and extends the construct validity of the SSS-8 using … Continue reading Validity of the Somatic Symptom Scale (SSS-8) in a Community Sample

Utility of Dimensional Personality Assessment in Capturing Disordered Eating Symptomology

Coordinating Author Information: Kelsey Priebe, MA | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Personality psychopathology plays a significant role in the development and maintenance of disordered eating behaviors (e.g., Rikani, 2013), including symptom level differences in eating disorders (Garner et al., 1983; Garner et al., 2004; Grilo et al., 2015; Holland et al., … Continue reading Utility of Dimensional Personality Assessment in Capturing Disordered Eating Symptomology

The Dark Triad, Anger Rumination, and Criminal Maladaptive Behaviors

Coordinating Author Information: Shelby C. Vaughn | Mississippi State University Session Abstract:The Dark Triad (DT; Paulhus & Williams, 2002) is composed of the socially aversive, sub-clinical personality traits Machiavellianism (manipulation of others), narcissism (feelings of grandiosity, entitlement, dominance, and self-superiority), and psychopathy (high impulsivity and thrill seeking, low empathy and anxiety; Stead et al., 2012). … Continue reading The Dark Triad, Anger Rumination, and Criminal Maladaptive Behaviors

The Alternative Model of Personality Disorders and Older Adults: The Role of Perceived Health Status

Coordinating Author Information: Lisa E. Stone, MA | University of Colorado- Colorado Springs Session Abstract: Introduction: The Alternative Model of Personality Disorders (AMPD) was included in Section III of DSM-5 with the intention of promoting research on a novel dimensional approach to PD conceptualization. Research on the AMPD among older adults is limited, but preliminary evidence suggests … Continue reading The Alternative Model of Personality Disorders and Older Adults: The Role of Perceived Health Status

Self-Orientation on the MMPI-3: Investigating Differences in Individuals with Elevated SFD with Versus without Interpretable Low SFI

Coordinating Author Information: William Rice, BA | Western Carolina University Session Abstract: An update to the MMPI-2-RF (Tellegen & Ben-Porath, 2008/2011), the MMPI-3 (Ben-Porath & Tellegen, 2020), was released with a new, nationally representative normative sample as well as new scales that provide increased coverage of clinically significant psychological constructs. One new scale, Self-Importance (SFI), measures … Continue reading Self-Orientation on the MMPI-3: Investigating Differences in Individuals with Elevated SFD with Versus without Interpretable Low SFI

Relationships between Psychological Symptoms and the Variability in Self-Report Test Completion Time

Coordinating Author Information: Jules Merguie | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: BACKGROUND In the practice of psychological assessment, the amount of time needed to complete a given test is frequently taken into consideration by clinicians (e.g., when designing a test battery or planning sessions). Many test publishers provide an estimated range of time individuals will … Continue reading Relationships between Psychological Symptoms and the Variability in Self-Report Test Completion Time

Relative Influence of Big Five Traits and Mindfulness on Alcohol Use

Coordinating Author Information: Alicia N. Torres, MS | Palo Alto University Session Abstract: Alcohol use is a common problem and is thus a common target of treatment. One common way of treating hazardous levels of disordered alcohol use is by increasing mindfulness, thus making the person more aware of why they drink. However, part of what … Continue reading Relative Influence of Big Five Traits and Mindfulness on Alcohol Use

Publication Rates and QRPs of MMPI and Rorschach Dissertations Compared to the Broader Field of Clinical Psychology

Coordinating Author Information: Isra Dar | University of Toledo Session Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Dissertations are time-consuming for the student and the advisor. How often are these efforts rewarded by publication? The MMPI and Rorschach were chosen as the most popular multiscale self-report and performance personality tests in clinical psychology. Our primary research questions were (a) are the … Continue reading Publication Rates and QRPs of MMPI and Rorschach Dissertations Compared to the Broader Field of Clinical Psychology

Pathological Personality Traits Predicting Interpersonal and Functional Impairment Among College Students

Coordinating Author Information: Jaime Anderson, PhD | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: Background Increasing dissatisfaction with categorical personality disorder (PD) diagnoses has led to the development of dimensional PD frameworks, such as the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD). Previous research has shown dimensional models of personality are predictive of impairment and psychosocial functioning (Clarkin, … Continue reading Pathological Personality Traits Predicting Interpersonal and Functional Impairment Among College Students