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Allan Harkness, PhD

Allan Harkness, PhD
Director of Institute for Biochemical and Psychological Studty of Individual Differences
Professor of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
Psychology
918-631-2837 Website Lorton Hall Room 307

Education

PhD – The University of Minnesota-Minneapolis MS – Ohio University BS – Carroll University

Bio

My research interests include applying individual differences science to the design of new therapeutic approaches. Licensed Health Services Psychologist

Research Interests

Interaction between personality and clinical problems. Applying individual differences science to the design of new therapeutic approaches.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Harkness, A.R., Reynolds, S.M., & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2014). A Review of Systems for Psychology and Psychiatry: Adaptive Systems, Personality Psychopathology-Five (PSY-5), and the DSM-5. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 121-139.
    doi: 10.1080/00223891.2013.823438

  • Harkness, A. R., McNulty, J. L., Finn, J. A., Reynolds, S. M., Shields, S. M., & Arbisi, P. A. (2014). The MMPI-2-RF Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5-RF) scales: Development and validity research. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(2), 140-150.

  • Harkness, A.R., & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2013). Science Should Drive the Bus of Clinical Description; But How Does “Science Take the Wheel”? Journal of Personality Disorders, 27 , 580-589.

  • Harkness, A.R, Finn, J.A., McNulty, J.L., & Shields, S.M. (2012).The Personality Psychopathology-Five (PSY-5): Recent Constructive Replication And Assessment Literature Review. Psychological Assessment, 24, 432-443.

  • Palit S, Sheaff RJ, France CR, McGlone S, Potter WT, Harkness A, McNulty J, Bartley EJ, Hoffmann R, Monda JK, Rhudy JL. Serotonin Transporter Gene (SLC6A4) Polymorphisms and Emotional Modulation of Pain and Nociception. Biological Psychology 86 (2011) 360–369.

  • Palit, S.,** Sheaff, R. J., France, C. R., McGlone, S., Potter, W., Harkness, A., McNulty, J., Bartley, E. J.,* Hoffman, R., Monda, J. K., & Rhudy, J. L. (2011). Serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) polymorphisms are associated with emotional modulation of pain but not emotional modulation of spinal nociception. Biological Psychology, 86, 360-369. PMID: 21291949

  • Weisenburger, S.M., Harkness, A.R., McNulty, J.L., Graham, J.R., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2008). Interpreting Low PSY-5 Aggressiveness Scores on the MMPI-2: Graphical, Robust, and Resistant Data Analysis. Psychological Assessment, 20, 403-408.

  • Harkness, A.R. (2005). Essential Paul Meehl Lessons for Personality Assessment Psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61 , 1277-1294. (Invited article).

  • Harkness, A.R. (1997). A unified psychology of sensation seeking. Contemporary Psychology, 42, 200-211.

  • McNulty, J. L., Harkness, A. R., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Williams, C. L. (1997). Assessing the Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) in adolescents: New MMPI-A scales. Psychological Assessment, 9, 250-259.

  • Harkness, A.R. & Lilienfeld, S.O. (1997). Individual differences science for treatment planning: Personality traits. Psychological Assessment, 9 , 349-360. (Invited article).

  • Harkness, A. R., McNulty, J. L., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (1995). The personality psychopathology five (PSY-5): Constructs and MMPI-2 scales. Psychological Assessment, 7, 104-114.

  • Harkness, A.R., Tellegen, A., & Waller, N. (1995). Differential convergence of self-report and informant data for multidimensional personality questionnaire traits: Implications for the construct of negative emotionality. Journal of Personality Assessment, 64, 185-204.

  • Watson, D., Clark, L.A., & Harkness, A.R. (1994). Structures of personality and their relevance to psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103 , 18-31.

  • Engdahl, B., Harkness, A.R., Page, W.F., Eberly, R., & Bielinkski, J. (1993). Structural models of captivity trauma, resilience, and trauma response among former prisoners of war 20 to 40 years after release. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 28 , 109-115.

  • Moffitt, T.E., Caspi, A. Harkness, A.R., & Silva, P.A. (1993). The natural history of change to intellectual performance: Who changes? How much? Is it meaningful? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 34 , 455-506.

  • Harkness, A.R. (1992). Fundamental topics in personality disorders: Candidate trait dimensions from lower regions of the hierachy. Psychological Assessment, 4 , 251-259.

  • Eberly, R., Harkness, A.R., & Engdahl, B. (1991). An adaptational view of trauma response as illustrated by the prisoner of war experience. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 4 , 363-380.

  • Harkness, A.R., Debono, K.G., & Borgida, E. (1985). Personal involvement and strategies for making contingency judgments: A stake in the dating game makes a difference. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49 , 22-32.

  • Arkes, H.R. & Harkness, A.R. (1983). Estimates of contingency between two dichotomous variables. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 112 , 117-135.

  • Arkes, H.R., Wortmann, R.L., Saville, P.D., & Harkness, A.R. (1981). Hindsight bias among physicians weighing the likelihood of diagnoses. Journal of Applied Psychology, 66 , 252-254.

  • Arkes, H.R. & Harkness, A.R. (1980). Effects of making a diagnosis on subsequent recognition of symptoms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 6 ,568-575.

Book Chapters

  • Harkness, A.R. (2009). Theory and measurement of personality traits. In J.N. Butcher (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment . New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Harkness, A.R. (2007). Personality Traits are Central to Clinical Science. In S.O. Lilienfeld and W. O’Donohue (Eds.), The Great Ideas of Clinical Science: 17 Principles That Every Mental Health Professional Should Understand . New York: Routledge.

  • Harkness, A. R., & McNulty, J. L. (2006). An overview of personality: The MMPI-2 Personality Psychopathology Five Scales. In James N. Butcher (Ed.), MMPI-2: A practitioner’s guide (pp. 73-97). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Harkness, A.R. (2002). Theory and measurement of personality traits. In J.N. Butcher (Ed.) Clinical Personality Assessment: Practical Approaches (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Oxford University.

  • Harkness, A. R., & McNulty, J. L. (2002). Implications of personality individual differences science for clinical work on personality disorders. P. T. Costa, Jr. & T. A. Widiger (Eds.) Personality disorders and the five-factor model of personality (2nd Ed.) (pp. 391-403). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • McNulty, J. L. & Harkness, A. R., (2002). The MMPI-2 PSY-5 scales and the Five Factor Model. In B. De Raad and M. Perugini (Eds.), Big Five Assessment (pp.435-456). Seattle: Hogrefe & Huber.

  • Hogan, R., Harkness, A.R., & Lubinkski, D. (2000). Personality and individual differences. In K. Pawlik & M.R. Rosenzweig (Eds.) International Handbook of Psychology . London: Sage. (Chapter 16).

  • Caspi, A, Harkness, A.R., Moffitt, T.E., & Silva, P.A. (1996). Intellectual performance: Continuity and change. In P.A. Silva & W. Stanton (Eds.), From child to adult: The Dunedin multidisciplinary health and development study . Auckland: Oxford University Press.

  • Harkenss, A.R. & Hogan, R. (1995). Theory and measurement of traits: Two Views. In J.N. Butcher (Ed.), Clinical Personality Assessment: Practical Approaches . New York: Oxford.

  • Harkness, A. R., & McNulty, J. L. (1994). The personality psychopathology five (PSY-5): Issue from the pages of a diagnostic manual instead of a dictionary. In S. Strack and M. Lorr (Eds.), Differentiating Normal and Abnormal Personality (pp. 291-315). New York: Springer.

  • Arkes, H.R., Wortmann, R.L., Saville, P.D., Harkness, A.R. (1988). Hindsight bias among physicians weighing the likelihood of diagnoses. In J. Dowie and A.S. Elstein (Eds.), Professional Judgment: A Reader in Clinical Decision Making. New Rochelle, NY: Cambridge University Press.

  • Arkes, H.R., Wortmann, R.L., Saville, P.D., & Harkness, A.R. (1981). Hindsight bias among physicians weighing the likelihood of diagnoses. Journal of Applied Psychology, 66 , 252-254.

Newsletters

Monographs

  • Harkness, A. R., McNulty, J. L., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Graham, J. R. (2002). The Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) scales: Gaining an overview for case conceptualization and treatment planning. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Other

  • Palit, S.**, Hoffmann, R., Sheaff, R. J., McGlone, S., France, C. R., Potter, W., Harkness, A., McNulty, J., Bartley, E. J. *, Monda, J. K., & Rhudy, J. L.. Associations between serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) polymorphisms and emotional modulation of pain and nociception. Program No. 487.1/XX13. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting Planner, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.

  • Santoro, M.A., et al., Brain-derived neurotrophic factor role in stress response. Abstracts of Papers, 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, March 22-26, 2009, 2009: p. CHED-296.

  • Palit, S. **, Hoffmann, R., Monda, J. K., DelVentura, J. L. *, Bartley, E. J. *, Sheaff, R. J., Potter, W., France, C. R., Harkness, A., McNulty, J., & Rhudy, J. L. (2009). Do 5-HT Transporter Gene (SLC6A4) Polymorphisms Confer Risk for Situation-Specific Pain Catastrophizing?: A Pilot Study. Program No. 779.2. Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009. Online.

  • Hughes, R.C., et al., Understanding genetic characteristics of the human stress response. Abstracts of Papers, 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, March 22-26, 2009, 2009: p. CHED-430

Courses Taught

  • Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology
  • Emotion
  • Independent Study

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Professor of the Year
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • University Teaching Award