McGrath

Robert E. McGrath, Ph.D.

My Research Page

Welcome! This page is for people who want access to my articles. Over the years I’ve published in four research areas. Click on the link for the area that interests you to move to a list of available publications. Enjoy!

Positive psychology
Quantitative methods and measurement
Clinical assessment
Professional issues in health service psychology

If you're looking for my personal web page at Fairleigh Dickinson University, you can find it here.





Positive psychology

PP 10: McGrath, R. E., Hall-Simmonds, A., & Goldberg, L. R. (in press). Are measures of character and personality distinct? Evidence from observed-score and true-score analyses. Assessment.

PP 9: Hall-Simmonds, A., & McGrath, R. E. (in press). Character strengths and clinical presentation. Journal of Positive Psychology.

PP 8: McGrath, R. E. (2017). Technical report: The VIA Assessment Suite for Adults: Development and initial evaluation. Cincinnati, OH: VIA Institute on Character.

PP 7: McGrath, R. E., Greenberg, M. J., & Hall-Simmonds, A. (in press). Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Cowardly Lion: The three factor model of virtue. Journal of Positive Psychology.

PP 6: McGrath, R. E., & Walker, D. I. (2016). Factor structure of character strengths in youth: Consistency across ages and measures. Journal of Moral Education, 45, 400-418.

PP 5: McGrath, R. E. (2016). Measurement invariance in translations of the VIA Inventory of Strengths. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32, 187-194.

PP 4: McGrath, R. E. (2015). Integrating psychological and cultural perspectives on virtue: The hierarchical structure of character strengths. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 407-424.

PP 3: McGrath, R. E. (2014). Character strengths in 75 nations: An update. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 41-52.

PP 2: McGrath, R. E. (2014). Scale- and item-level factor analysis of the VIA Inventory of Strengths. Assessment, 21, 4-14.

PP 1: McGrath, R. E., Rashid, T., Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2010). Is optimal functioning a distinct state? The Humanistic Psychologist, 38, 159-169.

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Quantitative methods and measurement

QM 13: McGrath, R. E. (2015). Creating and verifying data sets with Excel. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

QM 12: McGrath, R. E. (2012). Research in clinical psychopharmacology. In M. Muse & B. A. Moore (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for psychologists (pp. 431-456). Hoboken NJ: Wiley.

QM 11: McGrath, R. E. (2011). Quantitative models in psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

QM 10: McGrath, R. E., & Walters, G. D. (2012). Taxometric analysis as a general strategy for distinguishing categorical from dimensional latent structure. Psychological Methods, 17, 284-293.

QM 9: Walters, G. D., McGrath, R. E., & Knight, R. A. (2010). Taxometrics, polytomous constructs, and the comparison curve fit index: A Monte Carlo analysis. Psychological Assessment, 22, 149-156.

QM 8: McGrath, R. E. (2009). On prototypes and paradigm shifts. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research & Perspectives, 7, 1-3.

QM 7: McGrath, R. E., Neubauer, J., Meyer, G. J., & Tung, K. (2009). Instructional set and the structure of responses to rating scales. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 116-122.

QM 6: McGrath, R. E. (2008). Not all effect sizes are the same: Comments on Holden (2008). Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1819-1823.

QM 5: McGrath, R. E. (2008). Inferential errors in taxometric analyses of ordered three-class constructs. Journal of Personality Assessment, 90, 11-25.

QM 4: McGrath, R. E., & Meyer, G. J. (2006). When effect sizes disagree: The case of r and d. Psychological Methods, 11, 386-401.

QM 3: McGrath, R. E. (2005). Conceptual complexity and construct validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 85, 112-124. [Article awarded the 2006 Society for Personality Assessment Martin Mayman Award for distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment]

QM 2: McGrath, R. E. (2005). Rethinking psychosocial constructs: Reply to comments by Barrett, Kagan, and Maraun and Peters. Journal of Personality Assessment, 85, 141-145.

QM 1: McGrath, R. E. (1998). Significance testing: Is there something better? American Psychologist, 53, 796-797. [Comment]

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Clinical Assessment

CA 24: McGrath, R. E., & Carroll, E. J. (2012). The current status of “projective” “tests.” In H. Cooper (Ed.), APA handbook of research methods in psychology, Vol 1: Foundations, planning, measures, and psychometrics (pp. 329-348). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

CA 23: McGrath, R. E., Mitchell, M., Kim, B. H., & Hough, L. (2010). Evidence for response bias as a source of error variance in applied assessment. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 450-470.

CA 22: McGrath, R. E., Kim, B. H., & Hough, L. (2011). Our main conclusion stands: Reply to Rohling et al. (2011). Psychological Bulletin, 137, 713-715.

CA 21: McGrath, R., & Guller, M. (2009). Concurrent validity of the Candidate and Officer Personnel Survey (COPS). International Journal of Police Science and Management, 11, 150-159.

CA 20: Stokes, J., Pogge, D., Sarnicola, J., & McGrath, R. E. (2009). Correlates of the MMPI-A Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Facet Scales in an adolescent inpatient sample. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 48-57.

CA 19: McGrath, R. E. (2008). Predictor combination in binary decision-making situations. Psychological Assessment, 20, 195-205.

CA 18: McGrath, R. E. (2008). The Rorschach in the context of performance-based personality assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 90, 465-475. [Article awarded the 2009 Society for Personality Assessment Martin Mayman Award for distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment]

CA 17: McGrath, R. E., Pogge, D. L., Stokes, J. M., Cragnolino, A., Zaccario, M., Hayman, J., Piacentini, T., & Wayland-Smith, D. (2005). Comprehensive System scoring reliability in an adolescent inpatient sample. Assessment, 12, 199-209.

CA 16: McGrath, R. E. (2003). Achieving accuracy in testing procedures: The Comprehensive System as a case example. Journal of Personality Assessment, 81, 104-110.

CA 15: Blanchard, D. D., McGrath, R. E., Pogge, D. L., & Khadivi, A. (2003). A comparison of the PAI and MMPI-2 as predictors of faking bad. Journal of Personality Assessment, 80, 197-205.

CA 14: McGrath, R. E., Terranova, R., Pogge, D. L., & Bartik, C. (2003). Development of a short form for the MMPI-2 based on scale elevation congruence. Assessment, 10, 13-28.

CA 13: McGrath, R. E., Pogge, D. L., & Stokes, J. M. (2002). Incremental validity of selected MMPI-A content scales in an inpatient setting. Psychological Assessment, 14, 401–409.

CA 12: McGrath, R. E., Rashid, T., Hayman, J., & Pogge, D. L. (2002). A comparison of MMPI-2 high-point coding strategies. Journal of Personality Assessment, 79, 243-256.

CA 11: McGrath, R. E. (2001). Toward more clinically relevant assessment research. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77, 307-322. [Article awarded the 2002 Society for Personality Assessment Martin Mayman Award for distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment]

CA 10: McGrath, R. E., Pogge, D., Stein, L. A. R., Graham, J. R., Zaccario, M., & Piacentini, T. (2000). Development of an Infrequency-Psychopathology Scale for the MMPI-A: The Fp-A Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 74, 282-295.

CA 9: McGrath, R. E., & Ingersoll, J. (1999). Writing a good cookbook. I: A review of MMPI high-point code studies. Journal of Personality Assessment, 73, 149-178.

CA 8: McGrath, R. E., & Ingersoll, J. (1999). Writing a good cookbook. II: A synthesis of MMPI high-point code study effect sizes. Journal of Personality Assessment, 73, 179-198.

CA 7: McGrath, R. E., Powis, D., & Pogge, D. L. (1998). Tables for codetype-specific interpretation of MMPI-2 Harris and Lingoes subscales: Consideration of gender and codetype definition. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54, 655 664.

CA 6: McGrath, R. E., Sapareto, E., & Pogge, D. L. (1998). A new perspective on gender orientation measurement with the MMPI-2: Development of the Masculine-Feminine Pathology Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 70, 551-563.

CA 5: McGrath, R. E., Sweeney, M., O'Malley, W. B., & Carlton, T. K. (1998). Identifying psychological contributions to chronic pain complaints with the MMPI-2: The role of the K scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 70, 448-459.

CA 4: McGrath, R. E., & Ratliff, K. G. (1993). The use of self-report measures to corroborate theories of depression: The specificity problem. Journal of Personality Assessment, 61, 156-168.

CA 3: McGrath, R. E., & O'Malley, W. B. (1986). The assessment of denial and physical complaints: The validity of the Hy scale and associated MMPI signs. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 42, 754-760.

CA 2: McGrath, R. E., O'Malley, W. B., & Dura, J. R. (1986). Alternative scoring systems of repeated items on the MMPI: Caveat emptor. Journal of Personality Assessment, 50, 182-185.

CA 1: McGrath, R. E., & Burkhart, B. R. (1983). Measuring life stress: A comparison of the predictive validity of different scoring systems for the Social Readjustment Rating Scale. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 39, 573-581.

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Professional issues in health service psychology

PI 14: Linda, W. P., & McGrath, R. E. (2017). The current status of prescribing psychologists: Practice patterns and medical professional evaluations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48, 38-45.

PI 13: McGrath, R. E., & O’Donohue, W. T. (2015). The importance of stepped care protocols for the redesign of behavioral health care in patient centered medical homes. In W. T. O’Donohue & A. Maragakis (Ed.), Integrated primary and behavioral care: Role in medical homes and chronic disease management (pp. 97-114). New York: Springer.

PI 12: McGrath, R. E. (2011). Collaboration between pharmacologically-trained psychologists and pediatricians: History and professional issues. In G. M. Kapalka (Ed.), Pediatricians and pharmacologically-trained psychologists: Practitioner’s guide to collaborative treatment (pp. 17-34). New York: Springer.

PI 11: McGrath, R. E., & Moore, B. A. (Eds.). (2010). Pharmacotherapy for psychologists: Prescribing and collaborative roles. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

PI 11: Greenberg, M. J., Pievsky, M. A., & McGrath, R. E. (2015). Navigation of ethical conflicts among religious psychotherapists treating lesbian and gay patients. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2, 134-144.

PI 10: McGrath, R. E., & Donovan, G. J. (2013). Commenting on process: Highlighting a basic psychotherapeutic technique. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 23, 193-203.

PI 9: McGrath, R. E. (2012). Prescribing in integrated primary care: A path forward. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 19, 451-454.

PI 8: American Psychological Association. (2011). Practice guidelines regarding psychologists’ involvement in pharmacological issues. American Psychologist, 66, 835-849. [chair of task force]

PI 7: McGrath, R. E. (2011). Resolving the internship imbalance: Expanding the commons or limiting the cattle. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5, 202-204.

PI 6: McGrath, R. E., & Sammons, M. T. (2011). Prescribing and primary care psychology: Complementary paths for professional psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42, 113-120.

PI 5: McGrath, R. E. (2010). Prescriptive authority for psychologists. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 21-47.

PI 4: Muse, M., & McGrath, R. E. (2010). Training comparison among three professions prescribing psychoactive medications: Psychiatric nurse practitioners, physicians, and pharmacologically-trained psychologists. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 96-103.

PI 3: McGrath, R. E., & Muse, M. (2010). Room for a new standard? Response to comments by Heiby. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 112-115.

PI 2: McGrath, R. E., Wiggins, J. G., Sammons, M. T., Levant, R. F., Brown, A., & Stock, W. (2004). Professional issues in pharmacotherapy for psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35, 158-163.

PI 1: McGrath, R. E. (2004). Saving our psychosocial souls. American Psychologist, 59, 644-645. [Comment]

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