The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2nd Edition (MMPI-2) and Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Symptom Validity Scale (FBS, FBS-r) in Neuropsychology: Historical Review, Update, and Future Directions

Presenters: Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD, ABPP & Nathaniel W. Nelson, PhD, ABPP

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 (8:00 am – 11:00 am) at AACN Conference in Chicago, IL

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the original impetus and rationale for the development of the Symptom Validity Scale (previously Fake Bad Scale, FBS) and discuss early questions regarding its use in detecting symptom over-reporting.
  2. Discuss how the FBS became one of the most relied upon symptom validity scales in contemporary neuropsychology and the substantial empirical foundation that supports its use.
  3. Identify current recommended approaches for using the FBS and other MMPI-2-RF validity scales to assess for over-reporting in neuropsychological evaluations.


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