Yossef S. Ben-Porath | Department of Psychological Sciences | Kent State University

Yossef S. Ben-Porath

Yossef Ben-Porath

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

Publications:

  • Block, A.R., Marek, R.J., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & Kukal, D. (2015). Associations between Pre-Implant Psychosocial Factors and Spinal Cord Stimulation Outcome: Evaluation using the MMPI-2-RF. Assessment.
  • Block, A.R., Marek, R.J., Ben-Porath, Y.S, & Ohnmeiss. (2015). Associations between MMPI-2-RF Scores, Workers’ Compensation Status, and Spine Surgery Outcome. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 19, 248-267.   
  • Burchett, D., Dragon, W. R., Smith-Holbert, A. M., Tarescavage, A. M., Mattson, C. A., Handel, R. W., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2015). "False feigners": Examining the impact of non-content-based invalid responding on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form content-based invalid responding indicators. Psychological Assessment.
  • Detrick, P., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & Sellbom, M. (2015). Associations between MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form) and Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI) scale scores in a law enforcement preemployment screening sample.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.
  • Finn, J. A., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & Tellegen, A. (2015). Dichotomous versus polytomous response options in psychopathology assessment: Method or meaningful variance?  Psychological Assessment, 27, 184-193.
  • Marek, R. J., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Sellbom, M., McNulty, J. L., & Heinberg, L. J. (2015). Validity of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) scores as a function of gender, ethnicity, and age of bariatric surgery candidates. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
  • Marek, R.J., Block, A.R., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2015).  The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF): Incremental validity in predicting early post-postoperative outcomes in spine surgery candidates, 27, 114-124.  Psychological Assessment.
  • Marek, R. J., Tarescavage, A. M., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Ashton, K., & Merrell, J., Heinberg, L. J. (2015). Using  presurgical psychological testing to predict one-year appointment adherence and weight loss in bariatric   surgery candidates:  predictive validity and methodological considerations. Surgery for Obesity and Related  Diseases.
  • Tarescavage, A.M, Corey, D.M., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2015). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory  Restructured form (MMPI-2-RF) predictors if police officer problem behavior.  Assessment, 22, 116-132.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Corey, D. M., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2015). A prorating method for estimating MMPI-2-RF Scores from MMPI responses: Examination of score fidelity and illustration of empirical utility in the PERSEREC Police Integrity Study sample. Assessment.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Corey, D. M., Gupton, H. M., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2015). Criterion validity and clinical utility of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) in assessments of police officer candidates. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97, 382-394.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Finn, J.A., Marek, R. J., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & van Dulmen, M.H.M (2015). Premature termination from psychotherapy and internalizing psychopathology: The role of demoralization. Journal of Affective Disorders, 174, 549-555.
  • Tarescavage, A.M., Fischler, G.L., Cappo, B., Hill, D.O., Corey, D.M., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2015). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Predictors of Police Officer Problem Behavior and Collateral Self-Report Test Scores. Psychological Assessment, 27, 125-137.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Scheman, J., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2015). Reliability and validity of the Minneapolis Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) in evaluations of chronic low back pain patients. Psychological Assessment.
Job Title

Professor

Job Department

Department of Psychology

Campus

Kent

Office Location

Room 215 Kent Hall

Fax

330-672-3786