(PAI) Personality Assessment Inventory

by Leslie C. Morey, PhD

(PAI) Personality Assessment Inventory

by Leslie C. Morey, PhD
Benefits Assesses psychopathological syndromes, providing easy-to-interpret information that's useful in diagnosis and treatment planning
Ages 18 years and up
Admin time Less than 1 hour
Format Self-report inventory
Scores T-scores for scales and subscales
Norms Standardized on a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults, with data for various clinical groups, older adults, college students, and African Americans
Publish Date 1990
Qualifications Level C required.
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This widely used self-report inventory is an excellent measure of adult psychopathology. It includes 344 items, written at a fourth-grade reading level, covering 22 nonoverlapping scales:

Clinical Scales

  • Somatic Complaints
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety-Related Disorders
  • Depression
  • Mania
  • Paranoia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline Features
  • Antisocial Features
  • Alcohol Problems
  • Drug Problems

Treatment Scales

  • Aggression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress
  • Nonsupport
  • Treatment Rejection

Interpersonal Scales

  • Dominance
  • Warmth

Validity Scales

  • Inconsistency
  • Infrequency
  • Negative Impression
  • Positive Impression

Ten of these scales contain conceptually derived subscales that permit more detailed interpretation. A convenient Profile Form lets you quickly plot scores, and a Critical Items Form alerts you to behavior or psychopathology that warrants immediate attention.

The PAI gives you a wealth of clinically relevant information in an easy-to-interpret format.