Kevin M. Williams

I was born in Ottawa, ON, Canada, but lived in Belleville, ON for as long as I can remember. I attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON, where I received my B.Sc. (with Hons. and First Class Standing) in psychology in May, 2000. My thesis was entitled Overlap Between the Five-Factor Model and the MMPI-2 (click here for abstract), conducted under the supervision of Dr. Brian O'Connor.

I am currently in my fourth year of the Ph.D. program in psychology here at UBC, in the personality area, under the supervision of Dr. Del Paulhus. My CV is available here (PDF format).

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. I am the Graduate Student Representative for the Social/Personality program in psychology here at UBC. If you have any general questions about the program or the school feel free to send me an email.

Academic Scholarships and Awards:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->         <!--[endif]-->Canadian Psychological Association Travel Award; 2005 (declined)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->         <!--[endif]-->SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (Social Sciences and Humanites Research Council of Canada); 2004-2006

<!--[if !supportLists]-->         <!--[endif]-->Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities - Ontario); 2003-2004 (declined)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->         <!--[endif]-->Student Research Competition Winner, APS 16th Annual Convention (American Psychological Society); 2004 (co-author)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->         <!--[endif]-->American Psychological Society Travel Award (American Psychological Society); 2004

<!--[if !supportLists]-->         <!--[endif]-->American Psychological Association Travel Award (American Psychological Association); 2003, 2006

<!--[if !supportLists]-->         <!--[endif]-->UBC Department of Psychology Travel Award (Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia); 2002

<!--[if !supportLists]-->         <!--[endif]-->UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award (Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia); 2001

Overlap Between the Five-Factor Model and the MMPI-2


The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Revised (MMPI-2; Butcher et al., 1989) is one method used to gauge personality, measuring factors such as Hypochondriasis, Paranoia, and Masculinity-Femininity. The NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI; Costa & McCrae, 1985) is a popular research instrument which uses the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality as a theoretical construct, and is a comprehensive measure of personality traits. This study assessed the degree of overlap between the FFM and the MMPI-2. Volunteers (N = 202) completed self-report questionnaires in an effort to provide information regarding the characteristics measured by the MMPI-2 and those included in the FFM. Correlational results illustrated that Neuroticism was well represented in the MMPI-2, as was Extraversion. Agreeableness and Conscientiousness were moderately represented, while Openness was not well measured by the MMPI-2.

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