Department of Psychology

Joni L Mihura, PhD, ABAP

  • Picture of Joni MihuraProfessor of Psychology
  • Board Certified in Assessment Psychology
  • President-Elect, Society for Personality Assessment
  • Rorschach Performance Assessment System, Co-Developer
Office: UH 1067

Phone: 419-530-2716
Fax: (419) 530-8479

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Research Interests

  • Multimethod assessment
  • Construct validity
  • Meta-analysis
  • Understanding and Assessing Psychosis
  • Rorschach validity and utility
  • Sex, gender, and sexuality in psychological assessment
  • Doctoral training

Potential Graduate Students for Fall 2020: Dr. Mihura is particularly focused on students with interests in psychosis--particularly emerging psychosis or transition from clinical high risk to first episode psychosis--to help with the development of the shortened R-PAS measure focused on assessing psychosis: The Thought and Perception Assessment System (TPAS).



"Why the Statement 'The Rorschach is Invalid" is Invalid"

Mihura bio

Joni L Mihura. (2017). In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. New York, NY: Springer.

Selected Publications (SEE CV for others)


Mihura, J. L. & Meyer, G. J. (Eds.) (2018). Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Brabender, V. M., & Mihura, J. L. (Eds.) (2016). Handbook of gender and sexuality in psychological assessment. New York, NY: Routledge.

Meyer, G. J., Viglione, D. J., Mihura, J. L., Erard, R. E., & Erdberg, P. (2011). Rorschach Performance Assessment System: Administration, coding, interpretation, and technical manual. Toledo, OH: Rorschach Performance Assessment System.

Articles & Chapters

Ales, F., Mihura, J. L., & Meyer, G. J. (in progress). A meta-analytic review of the Rorschach’s ability to detect psychosis in clinical settings.

Mihura, J. L., Ales, F., Meyer, G. J., Dumitrascu, N., Buckingham, K., & Roy, M. (in progress). A meta-analytic review of the MMPI’s (all versions) ability to detect psychosis in clinical and forensic settings.

Mihura, J. L., Bombel, G., Dumitrascu, N., Roy, M., & Meadows, E. A. (2018, online). Why we need a formal systematic approach to validating psychological tests: The case of the Rorschach Comprehensive System. Journal of Personality Assessment. doi:10.1080/00223891.2018.1458315

Eblin, J. J., Meyer, G. J., Mihura, J. L., Viglione, D. J., & O’Gorman, E. T. (2018). Development and preliminary validation of a brief behavioral measure of psychotic propensity. Psychiatry Research, 268, 340-347. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2018.08.006

Mihura, J. L., Dumitrascu, N., Roy, M., & Meyer, G. J. (2018). The centrality of the response process in construct validity: An illustration via the Rorschach space response. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100, 233-249. doi:10.1080/00223891.2017.1306781

Mihura, J. L., Roy, M., & Graceffo, R. A. (2017). Psychological assessment training in clinical psychology doctoral programs. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99, 153-164. doi:10.1080/00223891.2016.1201978

Mihura, J. L., & Graceffo, R. A. (2014). Multimethod assessment and treatment planning. In C. J. Hopwood & R. F. Bornstein (Eds.), Multimethod clinical assessment (pp. 285-318). Guilford Press.

Graceffo, R. A., Mihura, J. L, & Meyer, G. J. (2014). A meta-analysis of an implicit measure of personality functioning: The Mutuality of Autonomy Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment. doi:10.1037/a0029406

Mihura, J. L., Meyer, G. J., Dumitrascu, N., & Bombel, G. (2013). The validity of individual Rorschach variables: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the Comprehensive System. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 548-605. doi:10.1037/a0029406

Click here for Dr. Mihura's Curriculum Vita. Most articles are available by request.

To obtain more information on Dr Mihura's research lab, click on the link below:
Psych Assessment Lab

Last Updated: 10/17/19