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Joni L. Mihura

Picture of Joni MihuraPhD, Oklahoma State University, 1995

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

NOTE: I will be interviewing students for the new class of Fall of 2019. In addition to your interest in R-PAS, I am particularly looking for students who are interested in assessing emerging or first episode psychosis.

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


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

Selected Publications


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 and Chapters (Selected Examples)

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., Roy, M., & Dumitrascu, N. (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., & Meadows, E. A. (2018). Projective tests. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. New York, NY: Springer.

Mihura, J. L., Dumitrascu, N., Roy, M., & Meyer, G. J. (2017, online). The centrality of the response process in construct validity: An illustration via the Rorschach space response. Journal of Personality Assessment. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2017.1306781

Mihura, J. L., & Roy, M. (2017). Psychological constructs: Overview. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology (pp. 2726-2732). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.

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., Meyer, G. J., Dumitrascu, N., & Bombel, G. (2016). On conducting construct validity meta-analyses for the Rorschach: A Reply to Tibon-Czopp and Zeligman (2016). Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 343-350. doi:10.1080/00223891.2016.1158182

Mihura, J. L., Meyer, G. J., Bombel, G., & Dumitrascu, N. (2015). Standards, accuracy, and questions of bias in Rorschach meta-analyses: Reply to Wood, Garb, Nezworski, Lilienfeld, and Duke (2015). Psychological Bulletin, 141, 250-260.

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

Horn, S. L., Mihura, J. L., & Meyer, G. J. (2013). Psychological assessment in adult mental health settings. In K. F. Geisinger et al. (Eds.), APA handbook of testing and assessment in psychology, Vol. 2: Testing and assessment in clinical and counseling psychology (pp. 231-252). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14048-014

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: 8/29/18