Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Weed, Nathan

  • Nathan WeedEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2071-1

Nathan Charles Weed is a faculty member at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He is a clinical psychologist who conducts research concerning clinical psychological assessment, most often involving the family of MMPI instruments.

Early Life and Educational Background

Weed was born in San Diego, CA, in 1965, the eldest son of high school teachers. He began college at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), as a music major, but in his first college term, he was captivated by the description in his introductory psychology course of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). He checked out books about the MMPI in the UCR library and proceeded unwittingly to break most ethical test use principles, administering the MMPI to his dorm mates and family, hand scoring and plotting their profiles, and providing interpretations informed by less than one complete college course in psychology.

At the time, UCR was a small, mostly undergraduate college with a...

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Selected Bibliography

  1. Meehl, P. E. (1973). Psychodiagnosis: Selected papers. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.Google Scholar
  2. Pant, H., McCabe, B. J., Deskovitz, M. A., Weed, N. C., & Williams, J. E. (2014). Diagnostic reliability of MMPI-2 computer-based test interpretations. Psychological Assessment, 26, 916–924. doi:10.1037/a0036469.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 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. doi:10.1207/s15327752jpa8702_12.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 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.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 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. doi:10.15288/jsa.1994.55.296.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Williams, J. E., & Weed, N. C. (2004). Relative user ratings of computer-based test interpretations for the MMPI-2. Assessment, 11, 316–329. doi:10.1177/1073191104269865.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Michigan UniversityMt PleasantUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Holden
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Carolina UniversityCullowheeUSA