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

Yossef S. Ben-Porath

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, KSU Distinguished Scholar

Job Department

Department of Psychological Sciences

Campus

Kent

Office Location

215 Kent Hall Annex Kent Hall

Fax

(330) 672-3786