Holden Psychological Screening Inventory hpsi

For: Adolescents & Adults 14 years+

Reading Level: -

Format: Paper-and-Pencil, PC Based Software (Smartlink)

Length: Approx. 5-7 minutes

Scoring: Hand Scored, Computer Scored


Online Forms, Administrations and Reports


HPSI Profile Report (online) – each

Minimum purchase 10 reports. Price is per report - includes narrative summaries of responses; validity; sub-scale score interpretation and an overall respondent profile.
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Sample Reports

HPSI Sample Profile Report


Ronald R. Holden


The HPSI consists of 36 items, with 5 point Likert scale response options and was developed to measure the three major dimensions of psychopathology underlying the MMPI and Jackson's Basic Personality Inventory.

Scores are reported for these three dimensions and their respective sub-dimensions:

Psychiatric Symptomatology

  • Hypocondriasis
  • Anxiety
  • Thinking Disorder

Social Symptomatology

  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Alienation
  • Impulse Expression


  • Depression
  • Social Introversion
  • Self-deprecation

Additional Sub-dimensions

  • Persecuting Ideas
  • Deviation

The HPSI has good reliability. Validity studies indicate classification accuracy of 77% and the test shows good convergent validity with the related scales on the MMPI-2 and Jackson's BPI. Profile Validity (eg. random responding, fake good, etc) is established in a manner similar to the MMPI-2.


  • Quick administration.
  • Maps onto MMPI-2 dimensions.
  • Wide age range.

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