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WEED, NATHAN

FACULTY

Biography

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, the Psychological Assessment Clinic (PAC), devoted to psychological assessment. Dr. Weed serves as Consulting Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment, published by Taylor & Francis, Psychological Assessment, published by the American Psychological Association, Assessment, published by Sage, and European Journal of Psychological Assessment, published by Hogrefe.

Wang, J., Han, K., Ketterer, H. L., Weed, N. C., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Kim, J., & Moon, K. (2021). Evaluating the measurement invariance of MMPI-2-RF Restructured Clinical Scale 4 (Antisocial Behavior) between American and Korean clinical samples: Exploring cultural and translation issues affecting item responding. Journal of Personality Assessment, 103, 465-475.

Dodd, C. G., Courrégé, S. C., Weed, N. C., & Deskovitz, M. A. (2020). A comparison of the descriptive information from the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102, 45-55.

Thornton, V. L., Dodd, C. G., & Weed, N. C. (2020). Assessment of prescription stimulant misuse among college students using the MMPI-2-RF. Addictive Behaviors, 110, 106511.

Dodd, C. G., Courrégé, S. C., & Weed, N. C. (2019). Evaluating the descriptive validity of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – Adolescent - Restructured Form and the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory in a rural sample of juvenile offendersApplied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 15, 97-117

Han, K., Colarelli, S. M., & Weed, N. C. (2019). Methodological and statistical advances in the consideration of cultural diversity in assessment: A critical review of group classification and measurement invariance testingPsychological Assessment, 31, 1481-1496.

White, J. V., Han, K., Weed, N. C., Lim, J., Moon, K., Yook, K., & Kim, J. (2019). A comparative evaluation of Korean MMPI-A and MMPI-A-RF substance abuse scalesJournal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 2248-2258.

Courrégé, S. C., & Weed, N. C. (2019). The role of common method variance in MMPI-2-RF augmentationPsychological Assessment31, 126-131.

My research centers construction and validation of psychological assessments, particularly involving the MMPI instruments. Recently published projects involve the use of the MMPI instruments to:

  1. identify prescription stimulant misuse,
  2. examine cross-cultural differences in psychopathology, and
  3. evaluate psychological difficulties among juvenile offenders.

Current projects include:

  1. development of an informant measure to complement the MMPI instruments,
  2. an evaluation of impairment associated with low levels of impulsivity, and
  3. examination of a gratitude intervention with Police Department support personnel.

Many of my research projects apply a novel q-sort methodology to validate personality test inferences. Please review my ResearchGate page for a more comprehensive account of research interests.