Assistant Professor

Degrees: Ph.D., Kent State University (2015)

Expertise: Psychological Assessment

Fall 2017 Courses

PS 100.51 Intro to Psychology: Perspectives in Social Justice M W F 9:00 – 9:50 am
PS 100.53 Intro to Psychology: Perspectives in Social Justice M F 2:00 – 3:15 pm
PS 301L52 Experimental Design Lab F 11:00 am – 12:50 pm

Fall 2017 Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9:50 – 10:30 am; 12:15 – 1:45 pm; 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Friday: 9:50 – 10:30 am

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Applied psychological assessment, primarily with the MMPI-2-RF, one of the most widely used psychological tests in clinical psychology.
  • Ways to apply psychological testing like the MMPI-2-RF to address real-world problems faced by practitioners in forensic and medical settings.

RECENT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Tarescavage, A. M., Glassmire, D. M., & Burchett, D. (2017). MMPI-2-RF Markers of Future Suicidal Behavior in a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication
  • Tarescavage, A. M. & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2017). Conditional branching administration of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF). Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication.
  • Marek, R. M., Tarescavage, A. M., Ben-Porath, Y.S., Ashton, K., Heinberg, L. J., & Rish, J. M. (2017). Associations between psychological test results and failure to proceed with bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 13, 507-513.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Cappo, B., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2016). Assessment of sex offenders with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF). Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. Advance online publication.
  • Tarescavage, A.M., Glassmire, D.M., & Burchett, D. (2016). Introduction of a Conceptual Model for Integrating the MMPI-2-RF into HCR-20V3 Violence Risk Assessments and Associations between the MMPI-2-RF and Institutional Violence. Law and Human Behavior, 40, 626-637.
  • Tarescavage, A. M. & Glassmire, D. M. (2016). Differences between SIRS and SIRS-2 sensitivity estimates among forensic inpatients: A criterion groups comparison. Law and Human Behavior, 40, 488-502.
  • Glassmire, D. M., Tarescavage, A. M., Burchett, D., Martinez, J., & Gomez, A. (2016) Clinical utility of the MMPI-2-RF SUI items and scale in a forensic inpatient setting: Association with interview self-report and future suicidal behavior. Psychological Assessment, 28(11), 1502-1509.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Corey, D. M., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2016). A prorating method for estimating MMPI-2-RF Scores from MMPI responses: Examination of score fidelity and illustration of empirical utility in the PERSEREC Police Integrity Study sample. Assessment, 23(2), 173-190.
  • Burchett, D., Dragon, W., Smith, A., Tarescavage, A.M., Mattson, C., Ben-Porath, Y.S. & Handel, R. (2016). False feigners: Examining the impact of non-content-based invalid Responding on the MMPI-2-RF content-based invalid responding indicators. Psychological Assessment, 28(5), 458-470.
  • *Marek, R. M., Tarescavage, A. M., Ben-Porath, Y.S., Ashton, K., Merrell, J., & Heinberg, L. (2015). Using presurgical psychological testing to predict 1-year appointment adherence and weight loss in bariatric surgery patients: predictive validity and methodological considerations. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 11(5), 1171-1181.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Fischler, G., Cappo, B., Hill, D., Corey, D. M., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2015). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) predictors of police officer problem behavior and collateral self-report test scores. Psychological Assessment, 27(1), 125-137.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Scheman, J., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2015). Reliability and validity of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) in evaluations of chronic low back pain patients. Psychological Assessment, 27(2), 433-446.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Finn, J. A., Marek, R.J., Ben-Porath, Y.S, & van Dulmen, M. (2015). Premature termination from psychotherapy and internalizing psychopathology: The role of demoralization. Journal of Affective Disorders, 174, 549-555.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Luna-Jones, L., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2014). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) predictors of violating probation after felonious crimes. Psychological Assessment, 26(4), 1375-1380.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., *Marek, R. J., Finn, J. A., *Hicks, A., *Rapier, J. L., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2013). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) normative elevation rates: Comparisons with epidemiological prevalence rates. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27(7), 1106-1120.
  • Tarescavage, A. M., Wygant, D., Gervais, O., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2013). The MMPI-2-RF overreporting Scales: Association with malingered neurocognitive dysfunction among disability claimants. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27(2), 313-335.