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

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

Potential Graduate Students: I will be interviewing students for Fall 2021's incoming class. I am particularly focused on students with interests in psychosis--especially 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). Psychosis is a new area of research expertise for me with many projects in progress with my doctoral students. I am very excited about it! See here for the Mihura Psychosis Assessment Lab (M-PAL) lab manual. Also see De Los Reyes (one of my favorite authors) podcast on choosing mentors and his book on early career research advice.

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. & 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. (2021). 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., & Crittenden, E. B. (2021). The psychoticism spectrum [Manuscript in Preparation]. In J. L. Mihura (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of personality and psychopathology assessment. Oxford.

Meyer, G. J., & Mihura, J. L. (in press). Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). In I. Weiner & J. H. Kleiger (Eds.). Psychological assessment of disordered thinking and perception. Wiley.

Kleiger, J. H., & Mihura, J. L. (in press). Developments in the Rorschach assessment of disordered thinking and communication. Rorschachiana.

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.

Buckingham, K. N., Meyer, G. J., O’Gorman, E. T., & Mihura, J. L. (2020). Deconstructing psychosis and cross-validating the R-PAS variables targeting its constructs [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46(S1), S180.

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

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: 2/15/21