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Richard W. Handel , PhD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

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    • Focus Areas:
    • Clinical Psychology

    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

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    • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Kent State University (2000)

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    • Licensure: Virginia Board of Psychology

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    • Research Interests:
    • The clinical assessment of psychopathology and personality with an emphasis on the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form), MMPI-2 and MMPI-A.

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    • Bio:
    • Dr. Handel received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University.  He was the recipient of the 2006 Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award for Outstanding Early Career Research in the Field of Personality Assessment from the Society for Personality Assessment.  He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment and as a Consulting Editor for the journals Psychological Assessment and Assessment.

Recent Publications

Handel, R.W. (in press). Conditional Probabilities (Sensitivity, Specificity, Positive Predictive Power, Negative Predictive Power). In Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley-Blackwell.

Archer, E. M., Hagan, L. D., Mason, J., Handel, R. W., & Archer, R. P. (2012).  MMPI-2-RF characteristics of custody evaluation litigants. Assessment, 19, 14-20.

Dragon, W.R., Ben-Porath, Y.S., & Handel, R.W. (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.

Handel, R.W., Archer, R.P., Elkins, D.E., Mason, J.A., & Simonds-Bisbee, E.C. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) clinical, content, and supplementary Scales in a forensic sample. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 566-581.

Selected Recent Presentations

LaTulip, S.E., Handel, R.W., & Archer, R.P. (2014, April).  Psychometric Functioning of the MMPI-A-RF Specific Problems (SP) and Psychopathology-Five (PSY-5) Scales with Varying Degrees of Simulated Random Responding, Acquiescence and Counter-Acquiescence. Poster presentation to the 49th Annual Workshop and Symposium on Recent MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF/MMPI-A Research, Scottsdale, AZ.

Pitta, A., Handel, R.W., & Archer, R.P. (2014, April).  Psychometric Functioning of the MMPI-A-RF VRIN-r, TRIN-r, CRIN and Scales with Varying Degrees of Simulated Random, Acquiescent, and counter-acquiescent Responding.  Poster presentation to the 49th Annual Workshop and Symposium on Recent MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF/MMPI-A Research, Scottsdale, AZ.