Department of Psychology

Joni L Mihura, PhD, ABAP

  • Picture of Joni MihuraProfessor of Psychology
  • Board Certified in Assessment Psychology
  • President (2021-2022), 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

  • Psychosis
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Construct validity
  • Multimethod assessment
  • Rorschach validity and utility
  • Sex, gender, and sexuality in psychological assessment
  • Psychodynamic conceptualization and intervention
  • Doctoral training

Dr. Mihura is not accepting new graduate applicants for UT.

APA Proposed Training for Serious Mental Illness Speciality

Rorschach performance assessment system PODCAST BY MIHURA

At The Testing Psychologist Website HERE


"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


Mihura, J. L. (Ed.) (2022). The Oxford handbook of personality and psychopathology assessment [in progress]. Oxford.

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 (SELECTED)

Mihura, J. L., McCord, D. M., Meyer, G. J., Ales, F., Roy, M., Dumitrascu, N., & Buckingham, K. N., Boyette, L.-L., & Kleiger, J. H. (2022). A meta-analytic review of the MMPI’s (all versions) ability to detect psychosis in clinical and forensic settings [Manuscript in Preparation]. University of Toledo, Ohio, Department of Psychology.

Mihura, J. L., Kleiger, J. H., & Khadivi, A. (2022). Assessment of psychosis and psychotic phenomena [chapter in progress]. In J. L. Mihura (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of personality and psychopathology assessment. Oxford.

Mihura, J. L., & Gorner, K. J. (2022). Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) and the assessment of bipolar spectrum disorders (accepted chapter). In J. H. Kleiger & I. B. Weiner (Eds). Psychological assessment of bipolar spectrum disorders. American Psychological Association.

Mihura, J. L., Jowers, C. E., Dumitrascu, N., Villanueva van den Hurk, A. W., & Keddy, P. (2022). The specific uses of the Rorschach in clinical practice: Preliminary results from an international survey. Rorschachiana,43(1), 25–41.

Ales, F., Meyer, G. J., Mihura, J. L., Loia, A. C., Pasqualini, S., Zennaro, A., & Giromini, L. (2022). Can the Rorschach be administered remotely? A review of options and a pilot study using a newly developed R-PAS app.

Kleiger, J. H., & Mihura, J. L. (2021). Developments in the Rorschach assessment of disordered thinking and communication. Rorschachiana, 42(2), 265–280.

Meyer, G. J., & Mihura, J. L. (2021). Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) for assessing disordered thought and perception. In I. B. Weiner & J. H. Kleiger (Eds.), Psychological assessment of disordered thinking and perception (pp. 151–168). American Psychological Association.

Wright, A. J., Chávez, L., Edelstein, B. A., Grus, C. L., Krishnamurthy, R., Lieb, R., Mihura, J. L., Pincus, A. L., & Wilson, M. (2020). Education and training guidelines for psychological assessment in health service psychology. American Psychologist. Advance online publication

Hosseininasab, A., Meyer, G. J., Viglione, D. J., Mihura, J. L., Berant, E., Resende, A. C., Reese, J., & Mohammadi, M. R. (2019). The effect of CS administration or an R-Optimized alternative on R-PAS variables: A meta-analysis of findings from six studies. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101(2), 199-212. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2017.1393430

Mihura, J. L., Bombel, G., Dumitrascu, N., Roy, M., & Meadows, E. A. (2019). Why we need a formal systematic approach to validating psychological tests: The case of the Rorschach Comprehensive System. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101, 374-392. doi:10.1080/00223891.2018.1458315

Meyer, G. J., Hosseininasab, A., Viglione, D. J., Mihura, J. L., Berant, E., Resende, A. C., & Reese, J. (2019). The effect of CS administration or an R-Optimized alternative on potential projective material in Rorschach responses from six studies and a meta-analysis of their findings. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101, 199-212. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1492926

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

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


Last Updated: 6/27/22