Treatment Correlates of the MMPI Subtle and Obvious Scores Article (Web of Science)


  • This study examined the relative contribution of obvious and subtle item endorsement to the prediction of several clinical process and outcome variables. Wiener and Harmon's 1946 subtle and obvious subscales on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory were used as predictor variables. Using a clinical population of 25 clients and 22 therapists as subjects, several subtle subscale scores accounted for unique variance in the prediction of several of the criterion variables. The obvious items also provided unique information about the relationship between MMPI scores and some of the criterion variables.


  • Scott, Anne B.
  • Schlottmann, Robert S.
  • Brunetti, David G.
  • Mihura, Joni L

publication date

  • 1992

published in

number of pages

  • 1

start page

  • 1357

end page

  • 1358


  • 71


  • 3_suppl