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Yossef S. Ben-Porath

Professor, KSU Distinguished Scholar

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota (1989)

Graduate Area: Clinical - Assessment

Research Interests
Clinical assessment of psychopathology and personality with emphasis on the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form), MMPI-2 and MMPI-A. My program of research focuses on developing the conceptual and empirical foundations for use of the MMPI instruments in a variety of applied assessment settings (e.g., outpatient, inpatient, personnel screening, forensic, correctional, adolescent residential, and substance abuse treatment).

Courses Frequently Taught

  • Introduction to Psychological Assessment
  • Advanced Psychological Assessment


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2012). Interpreting the MMPI-2-RF.  Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Ben-Porath, Y.S. & Tellegen, A. (2008/2011). The Minnesota Multiphaisc Personality Inventory -2 Restructured Form: Manual for administration, scoring, and interpretation. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Burchett, D.L., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2010). The Impact of Overreporting on MMPI-2-RF Substantive Scale     Score Validity, Assessment. 17, 497.516.

Dragon, W.R., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & Handel, R.H. (2012). Examining the Impact of Unscorable Item Responses on the Validity and Interpretability of MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF Restructured Clinical (RC) Scale Scores.  Assessment, 19, 101-113

Jones, A., Ingram, M.V., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2012). Scores on the MMPI-2-RF scales as a function of increasing levels of failure on cognitive symptom validity tests in a military sample. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

Mattson, C.A., Powers, B.K., Halfaker, D.A., Akenson, S.T., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2012). Predicting drug court completion with the MMPI-2-RF. Psychological Assessment.

Rock, R.C., Sellbom, M., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & Salekin, R.T.(2012). Concurrent and predictive validity of psychopathy in a batterers intervention sample. Law and Human Behavior.

Sellbom, M., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Patrick, C. J., Wygant, D. B., Gartland, D. M., & Stafford, K. P. (2012). Development and Construct Validation of MMPI-2-RF Measures Assessing Global Psychopathy, Fearless-Dominance, and Impulsive-Antisociality. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 17-38.

Sellbom, M., Lee, T. T. C., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Arbisi, P. A., & Gervais, R. O. (2012). Differentiating PTSD Symptomatology with the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form) in a Forensic Disability Sample. Psychiatry Research.

Tellegen, A. & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2008/2011). The Minnesota Multiphaisc Personality Inventory -2 Restructured Form: Technical Manual. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press

Yossef S. Ben-Porath
Department of Psychology
Phone: 330-672-2166
Fax: 330-672-3786