A Categorical Evaluation of Malignant Self-Regard and its Clinically Relevant Phenomena

Session Abstract: Background: Malignant self-regard (MSR; Huprich, 2014) describes a self-structure that emerged out of the personality pathology literature and represents the shared features of vulnerable narcissism, depressive personality disorder (PD), and self-defeating/masochistic PD (SDPD). It has been positioned as a dimensional measure of internalizing personality pathology that accounts for many similarities in traditional personality taxonomies. … Continue reading A Categorical Evaluation of Malignant Self-Regard and its Clinically Relevant Phenomena

A Psychometric Comparison of the US Spanish and English MMPI-3

Corresponding Author Information: Tessa Long Session Abstract: BACKGROUND The MMPI-3 is the newest iteration of the MMPI. Although the Spanish MMPI-3 will include a dedicated manual (Ben-Porath & Tellegen, upcoming), a dearth of previous validation research exists on the Spanish MMPI measures. The purpose of the proposed study is to compare psychometric properties of the … Continue reading A Psychometric Comparison of the US Spanish and English MMPI-3

An Examination of Test Bias on the MMPI-A-RF Higher-Order Scales

Corresponding Author Information: Catherine Hanigan Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Research on potential test bias has been conducted on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) instruments since the publication of the original MMPI. While assessment profiles are known to be influenced by a range of demographic variables, bias is indicated when an instrument measures a … Continue reading An Examination of Test Bias on the MMPI-A-RF Higher-Order Scales

Application of Mixed Methods to Measure Uncertainty During COVID-19

Corresponding Author Information: Kathy Tehrani Session Abstract: Background and Purpose: Several studies have analyzed the impact of uncertainty on one’s psychological well-being during COVID-19 (Satici et al., 2020; Smith et al., 2020). However, few included a mixed methods approach. The current study examined how well open-ended responses corresponded to an emotional coping measure. It was hypothesized … Continue reading Application of Mixed Methods to Measure Uncertainty During COVID-19

Big Five Personality Traits, Sensation Seeking and Happiness in Late-Life

Corresponding Author Information: Joao Pedro Oliveira Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of the Big Five personality traits and sensation seeking on happiness within a sample of older adults. SUBJECT(S): A total of 200 community-dwelling older adults, 92 males and 108 females, with ages understood between … Continue reading Big Five Personality Traits, Sensation Seeking and Happiness in Late-Life

Cohort Differences in the UPPS-P Impulsivity Scale among Adult Veterans: An Alignment Method Invariance Analysis

Corresponding Author Information: Olivia M. Tabaczyk Session Abstract: Impulsivity is the tendency to act with little forethought, and has a close association with substance use disorders (SUDs), especially among military veterans. However, the nature and effects of Impulsivity differs across groups of veterans. This may be a function of military cohort, which differ not only … Continue reading Cohort Differences in the UPPS-P Impulsivity Scale among Adult Veterans: An Alignment Method Invariance Analysis

Comparison of Machine Learning with Classical Regression Approaches for Predicting Personality Assessment Inventory Responses

Corresponding Author Information: Thomas M. Crow Session Abstract: Background and Purpose:  Supervised machine learning algorithms are powerful tools for data analysis, especially in the context of complex data, but their complexity often limits their use for inference compared to classical statistics. Furthermore, it remains unclear how these different approaches compare when used to answer the … Continue reading Comparison of Machine Learning with Classical Regression Approaches for Predicting Personality Assessment Inventory Responses

Concerns and Coping with COVID-19

Session Abstract: Background and Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant source of stress and worry for many people (Torales, O'Higgins, Castaldelli-Maia, & Ventriglio, 2020). The pervasive pandemic has affected everyday life, including public health (Rothstein, 2020), education (Crawford et al., 2020), and the economy (Nicola et al., 2020). We used factor analyses to … Continue reading Concerns and Coping with COVID-19

Development and Initial Psychometric Examination of a Measure of Emotion Regulation Knowledge

Corresponding Author Information: Adam P. Natoli, PhD Session Abstract: Background One’s knowledge about how to optimally regulate their emotions may play an important role in emotion regulation (ER) functioning. No available measure directly examines the knowledge that potentially facilitates or hinders ER processes. This study developed a self-report instrument for measuring ER knowledge (Emotion Regulation Knowledge … Continue reading Development and Initial Psychometric Examination of a Measure of Emotion Regulation Knowledge

Do Mental Health Breaks from Social Networking Sites Correlate with Lower Psychopathology?

Corresponding Author Information: Kelci C. Davis Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Social networking sites have become a pervasive part of society. In recent years, research has exposed the harmful correlates of social networking site use, including depression, suicidality, psychological distress, lowered self-esteem, anxiety, and sleep problems. In response, a new trend of taking a Social … Continue reading Do Mental Health Breaks from Social Networking Sites Correlate with Lower Psychopathology?