Holden Psychological Screening Inventory hpsi

For: Adolescents & Adults 14 years+

Reading Level: -

Format: Paper-and-Pencil, Online (via MHS Scoring Organiser), PC Based Software (Smartlink)

Length: Approx. 5-7 minutes

Scoring: Hand Scored, Online (Internet), Computer Scored


Kits (Physical and Online)



Manual; 25 Forms
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Paper Forms and Hand Scoring Materials


HPSI Data Entry Sheets (50)

Pack of 50
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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.


HPSI is currently offered in online format for use with MHS Scoring OrganiserMHS Scoring Organiser is an internet-based client management program and is free to establish with your purchase of MHS online reports.  MHS Scoring Organiser helps you manage all your MHS online asssessment tools.  You may instantly generate reports and customise them to suit your purpose.  You may then save, print, export or integrate the results with your MHS Professional Tool Suite software programs.  You may also track your report uses.

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