Abnormal Psychology Study Set 1
Quiz 3: Clinical Assessment
The Special Scales to Detect Lying in the Mmpi Are
The special scales to detect lying in the MMPI are considered: A) Reliability scales B) Validity scales C) Faking scales D) None of the above
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Which of the following is the best example of an item that might be included in the MMPI lie scale? A) "Sometimes I feel nauseous for no apparent reason." B) "I enjoy reading detective novels." C) "I have never used a foul word." D) "I often walk after dinner."
How does the MMPI attempt to determine if a particular person is responding to the test in a valid way? A) By having a large enough standardization sample. B) By conducting the interview in a structured and standardized way. C) By including special validity scales to detect response biases. D) By providing ambiguous stimuli so the person does not know which answer is right or wrong.
On the MMPI, someone who is overanxious, worrying, and full of self-doubts would likely score high on the subscale assessing: A) Hysteria B) Psychasthenia C) Deviance D) Infrequency
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