Nathan Weed received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1992. He joined the CMU faculty in 2001 after nine years on the clinical psychology faculty at the University of Mississippi. His chief teaching, research, and clinical interests are in the area of clinical psychological assessment. He directs a psychological assessment research laboratory and a specialty training clinic devoted to psychological assessment. Dr. Weed is Associate Editor of Psychological Assessment, published by the American Psychological Association, a Consulting Editor for Assessment, published by Sage, and for the Journal of Personality Assessment, published by Taylor & Francis.
My research centers on problems in construction and validation of psychological assessments, particularly those involving the assessment of personality and psychopathology. Recent scale construction projects have included the development and validation of MMPI-2 scales used to: (1) screen for substance abuse problems, (2) identify symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and (3) assess features of the Korean culture-bound syndrome of Hwa-Byung. Recent validation studies include examinations of: (1) the relative validity of commercially available computer-based test interpretations, (2) the utility of the MMPI-2 PSY-5 scales as measures of dispositional coping, and (3) the field reliability of clinical MMPI-2 interpretation. Many of my current projects apply a novel q-sort methodology to validate personality test inferences.
Peer reviewed journal articles:
Cox, A. C., Pant, H., Gilson, A. N., Rodriguez, J. S., Young, K. R., Kwon, S., & Weed, N. C. (in press). Effects of augmenting response options on MMPI-2 RC Scale psychometrics. Journal of Personality Assessment.
Hoerger, M., Quirk, S. W., & Weed, N. C. (2011). Development and validation of the delaying gratification inventory. Psychological Assessment, 23, 725-738.
Ketterer, H., Han, K., & Weed, N. C. (2010). Validation of a Korean MMPI-2 Hwa-Byung scale using a Korean normative sample. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16, 379-385.
Han, K., Burns, G. N., Weed, N. C., Hatchett, G. T., & Kurokawa, N. K. S. (2009). Evaluation of an observer form of the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS). Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69, 675-695.
Chung, J., Weed, N. C., & Han, K. (2006). Evaluating cross-cultural equivalence of the Korean MMPI-2 via bilingual test-retest. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30, 531-543.
Roberts, M. E., Han, K., & Weed, N. C. (2006). Construction of an MMPI-2 scale to assess Hwa-Byung, a Korean culture-bound syndrome. Transcultural Psychiatry, 43, 383-401.
Weed, N. C. (2006). Syndromal complexity, paradigm shifts, and the future of validation research: Comments on Nichols and Rogers, Sewell, Harrison, and Jordan. Journal of Personality Assessment, 87, 230-235.
Williams, J. E., & Weed, N. C. (2004a). Relative user ratings of computer-based test interpretations for the MMPI-2. Assessment, 11, 316-329.
Williams, J. E., & Weed, N. C. (2004b). Review of computer-based test interpretation software for the MMPI-2. Journal of Personality Assessment, 83, 78-83.
Han, K., Weed, N. C., & Butcher, J. N. (2003). Dyadic agreement on the MMPI 2. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 603-615.
Englert, D. R., Weed, N. C., & Watson, G. S. (2000). Convergent, discriminant, and internal properties of the MMPI 2 Low Self Esteem Content Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 33, 42-49.
Berning, L. C., Weed, N. C., & Aloia, M. S. (1998). Interrater reliability of the Ruff Figural Fluency Test. Assessment, 5, 181-186.
Gross, A. M., Weed, N. C., & Lawson, G. D. (1998). Magnitude scaling of intensity of sexual refusal behaviors in a date rape. Violence Against Women, 4, 329-343.
Kurokawa, N. K. S., & Weed, N. C. (1998). Interrater agreement on the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations. Assessment, 5, 93 100.
Toyer, E. A., & Weed, N. C. (1998). Concurrent validity of the MMPI A in a counseling program for juvenile offenders. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54, 395-399.
Aloia, M. S., Weed, N. C., & Marx, B. (1997). Some construct network effects of modifying the Stroop Color and Word Test. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 11, 54 58.
Han, K., Weed, N. C., & McNeal, T. P. (1996). Measuring conscientiousness with the MMPI 2. Journal of Personality Assessment, 67, 354 363.
Han, K., Weed, N. C., Calhoun, R., & Butcher, J. N. (1995). Psychometric characteristics of the MMPI 2 Cook Medley Hostility scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 65, 567 585.
Weed, N. C., Butcher, J. N., & Williams, C. L. (1994). Development of MMPI A alcohol/drug problem scales. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 55, 296 302.
Sufka, K. J., & Weed, N. C. (1994). Construct validation of behavioral indices of isolation stress and inflammatory nociception in young domestic fowl. Physiology and Behavior, 55, 741 746.
Greene, R. L., Weed, N. C., Butcher, J. N., Arredondo, R., & Davis, H. G. (1992). A Cross validation of MMPI 2 substance abuse scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 58, 405 410.
Weed, N. C., Butcher, J. N., McKenna, T., & Ben Porath, Y. S. (1992). New measures for assessing alcohol and drug abuse with the MMPI 2: The APS and AAS. Journal of Personality Assessment, 58, 389 404.
Weed, N. C., Ben Porath, Y. S., & Butcher, J. N. (1990). Failure of Wiener and Harmon Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Subtle scales as personality descriptors and as validity indicators. Psychological Assessment, 2, 281 285.
Williams, C. L., Ben Porath, Y. S., Uchiyama, C. L., Weed, N. C., & Archer, R. P. (1990). External validity of the new Devereux Adolescent Behavior Rating Scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 55, 73 85.
Williams, C. L., Ben Porath, Y. S., & Weed, N. C. (1990). Ratings of behavior problems in adolescents hospitalized for substance abuse. Journal of Adolescent Chemical Dependency, 1, 95 112.