Martin Sellbom, Ph.D.
Psychology and Law
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E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Curriculum Vita Biography
Psychological Assessment II (Adult Personality Assessment)
Structural Equation Modeling
Seminar in Psychometrics
Advanced Clinical Placement: Assessment
Psychology, Law, and Justice
Intro to Personality
I am interested in psychopathic personality conceptualizations that emphasize universal personality domains and de-emphasize criminal behavior. I am particularly interested how non-criminal psychopaths differ from criminal psychopaths on intellectual, neurocognitive, emotional, personality, and contextual variables. Furthermore, I continue to be interested in assessing psychopathic personality traits with clinical assessment instruments, such as the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF. In addition to psychopathy, I am also more broadly interested in the construct validity of externalizing psychopathology in terms of hierarchical structure, neuropsychological mechanisms, and temperamental underpinnings.
Much of my research background to date have focused on construct validation of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF. I have continuously received external grant funding from the University of Minnesota Press to conduct research on the utility of these instruments in a variety of clinical and forensic settings. Most recently, I have been examining how the MMPI-2-RF maps on to contemporary models of personality and psychopathology. Another more applied research agenda within the domain of personality assessment focuses on the over- and under-reporting of psychopathology and personality. A significant portion of this research to date has emphasized the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF validity scales and their utility in detecting those engaging in dissimulated responding.