Assessing Psychopathology Using the Basic Personality Inventory: Rationale and Applications

  • Ronald R. Holden
  • Douglas N. Jackson
Part of the Advances in Psychological Assessment book series (AIPA, volume 8)


This chapter provides a guide to the use and interpretation of the Basic Personality Inventory (BPI; Jackson, 1976). In doing so, greater emphasis is placed on describing the applied aspects of the test with less of a focus on the instrument’s intricate psychometric development. Those with an interest in a more extensive discussion of the multivariate statistical details are referred to the Basic Personality Inventory Manual (Jackson, Helmes, Hoffmann, Holden, Jaffe, Reddon, & Smiley, 1989).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald R. Holden
    • 1
  • Douglas N. Jackson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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