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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Psychological distress is an important moderating factor in neuropsychological evaluation. Although a substantial body of literature has documented the relationship between scores on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and neuropsychological test performance, only a handful of studies have explored this relationship using the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). The current study analyzed the relationship between PAI scores and neuropsychological test performance in a group of outpatients. Although there were statistically significant correlations, effect sizes were generally small and not clinically significant. Overall, these findings confirm that psychological distress, as measured by broadband measures of psychopathology, is minimally related to neuropsychological test performance.
Conley, John J. (2017). The Personality Assessment Inventory and Neuropsychological Test Performance (Doctoral dissertation, Pacific University). Retrieved from:
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