90 indicted sex offenders (aged 21+ yrs) were divided into no-, part-, and full-denial groups and were administered the MMPI to examine the utility of MMPI validity indicators in successfully identifying Ss known to have engaged in defensive denial in real-life situations involving serious personal consequences. Part- and full-denial Ss were similar enough to be combined into a single-denial group. Group membership was predicted with 83% accuracy by a discriminant function involving the validity scales alone. (3 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- accuracy of MMPI, identification of defensive &
- nondefensive denial, sex offenders aged 21 yrs &
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health