Degree: Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia
Research Interests/Specialties: Diagnosis and Classification; Personality Assessment, Etiology of Psychopathology; Quantitative Methods
Joined ISU: August, 2004
Dr. Bolinskey received his B.S. from Clinch Valley College in 1997. He obtained his M.A. in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2000, and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2002, where he studied pre-morbid indicators on schizophrenia under Irving I. Gottesman. His pre-doctoral internship was completed at Eastern Virginia Medical School under the direction of Robert P. Archer.
After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Bolinskey completed a two-year, NIMH-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, under the supervision of Kenneth S. Kendler and Michael C. Neale. While at VIPBG, Dr. Bolinskey examined the shared genetic components of personality and the experience of stressful life event that are often associated with the onset of psychopathology.
Dr. Bolinskey's primary research interests are in the areas of personality assessment and premorbid indicators of adult psychopathology. His primary clinical interests are in the areas of severe psychopathology and assessment. He is a co-author on the forthcoming book Psychological Assessment with MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF.
Dr. Bolinskey maintains an active research lab with the assistance of selected graduate and undergraduate students. The lab is active in presenting research at conferences such as those for the Society of Personality Assessment, and the Society for Research in Psychopathology, as well as in submitting manuscripts for publication.
Dr. Bolinskey teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in personality theory, objective personality assessment, and statistics.
Bolinskey, P. K., Iati, C. A., Hunter, H. K., & Novi, J. H. (in press). Season of birth, mixed handedness, and psychometric schizotypy: Preliminary results from a prospective study. Psychiatry Research.
Friedman, A. F., Bolinskey, P. K., Levak, R. W., & Nichols, D. S. (under contract). Psychological Assessment with the MMPI-2/MMPI-RF, 3rd ed. New York: Routledge.
Bolinskey, P. K. & Nichols, D. S. (2011). Construct drift in the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) scales: Further evidence and a possible historic example. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 907-917. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20814
Bolinskey, P. K., Trumbetta, S. L., Hanson, D. R., & Gottesman, I. I. (2010). Predicting adult psychopathology from adolescent MMPIs: Some victories. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 324-330. doi: 10.1016/j.paid..2010.01.026
Bolinskey, P. K. & Gottesman, I. I. (2010). Premorbid personality indicators of schizophrenia-related psychosis in a hypothetically psychosis-prone college sample. Scandinavian Journal Of Psychology, 51, 68-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2009.00730.x
Bolinskey, P. K., Arnau, R. C., Archer, R. P., & Handel, R. L. (2004). A replication of the MMPI-A PSY-5 scales and development of facet subscales. Assessment, 11, 40-48.
Bolinskey, P. K., Neale, M. C., Jacobson, K. C., Prescott, C. A., & Kendler, K. S. (2004). Sources of individual differences in stressful life event exposure in male and female twins. Twin Research, 7, 33-38.
Archer, R. P., Bolinskey, P. K., Morton, T. L., & Farris, K. L. (2003). MMPI-A characteristics of male adolescents in juvenile justice and clinical treatment settings. Assessment, 10, 400-410.
Bolinskey, P. K., Gottesman, I. I., & Nichols, D. S. (2003). The Schizophrenia Proneness (SzP) scale: An MMPI-2 measure of schizophrenia liability. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59, 1031-1044.
Archer, R. P., Bolinskey, P. K., Morton, T. L., & Farris, K. L. (2002). A factor structure for the MMPI-A: Replication with male delinquents. Assessment, 9, 319-326.