Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2020 - Evidence-Based Preemployment Predictions of Police Officer Performance Using the MMPI-3
Date 10/22/2020
ProviderIACP - PPSS
LocationVirtual Conference
Credit Hours1
Instructor(s)Yossef S. Ben-Porath and David Corey
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

We present findings from a study examining associations between substantive scale scores on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-3 (MMPI-3; Ben-Porath & Tellegen, 2020) and field performance measures in a sample of police candidates who were rated qualified and then hired. In light of a new normative sample and police candidate comparison group for the MMPI-3, and the findings of this study, we discuss new recommended cut-off scores for making predictive inferences from MMPI-3 scale scores, and identify behavioral correlates associated with scores on the MMPI-3's new substantive scales. Finally, we discuss how these findings and data are incorporated in the MMPI-3 Police Candidate Interpretive Report (Corey & Ben-Porath, 2020).

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