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Nolan Penn, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. La Jolla, CA, US

Nolan Penn, PhD Nolan Penn, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Emeritus Faculty in the School of Psychology





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Nolan Penn is a member of the adjunct faculty in the School of Psychology.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (9)

Research Methods and Philosophy of Science


Multicultural Psychology

Clinical-Forensic Psychology

Multicultural Populations Using Psychometric Instruments

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Clinical Psychology Consultation

Clinical-Forensic Psychology Consultation

Research Consultation

Accomplishments (5)

Helen Margulies Mehr, PhD Award (personal)

(2002) Division of Public Interest, California Psychological Association

Diplomate (personal)

(1998) Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Diplomate (personal)

(1997) Academy of Psychotherapies

Diplomate (personal)

(1996) American College of Forensic Examiners

Fellow (personal)

(1982) American Psychological Association

Education (1)

University of Denver: PhD, Clinical/Experimental Psychology

Affiliations (20)

  • American Academy of Experts in Trauma (Fellow)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (Fellow)
  • American Forensics Society (Fellow)
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association (Fellow)
  • American Orthopsychiatry Association (Fellow)
  • American Psychotherapy Association (Fellow)
  • American Psychological Association, (F1, 3, 12, 27, 45, 49, 52)
  • American Psychological Society (Fellow)
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Academic Minority Physicians (AAMP)
  • Association of Black Psychologists
  • California Psychological Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • InterAmerican Society of Psychologists
  • International Congress of Social Psychology (Fellow)
  • International Council of Psychologists
  • International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB)
  • Sigma XI
  • Society for Personality and Assessment (Fellow)
  • Western Psychological Association (Fellow)

Event Appearances (2)

Aging and diversity: Group therapy with African American senior citizens

(February, 2004) AGPA National Meeting  New York, NY

MMPI-2 profiles of Mexican-born DUI offenders and nonoffenders

(September, 2001) Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association  San Francisco, CA

Research Grants (1)

Computer Scoring of the Spanish Language GAMA Data Answer Sheets

Nolan Penn and NCS-Pearson Associates $8,000

(2001) Agreement between Nolan Penn and NCS-Pearson Associates, Minneapolis, MN to share data

Articles (3)

MMPI-2 performance of Mexican male university students and prison inmates

Journal of Clinical Psychology


In this study, we compared the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory—2 (MMPI-2) performance of male university students and incarcerated criminal offenders in Mexico. Our aim was to determine whether the MMPI-2 can effectively differentiate between these two distinct groups on scales that are reflective of antisocial behaviors. Our expectations were highly confirmed across the three sets of scales that we considered: the validity and clinical, content, and supplementary scales. Criminal offenders obtained higher or more pathological scores on such scales as Infrequency (F), Schizophrenia (Sc), MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale (MAC-R), Fears (FRS), and so on.

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MMPI-2 profiles of Colombian, Mexican, and Venezuelan university students

Psychological Reports

(2000) Performances of 82 Colombian, 87 Mexican and 96 Venezuelan university students and adult community dwellers on Spanish translations for the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) were compared. Findings suggest more comprehensive research is required on applications of the MMPI-2 in Latin America and greater consideration of the roles of culture and nationality.

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Gender stereotypes after thirty years: A replication of Rosenkrantz et al.

Psychological Reports

(2000) This study is a partial replication of the 1968 investigation by Rosenkrantz, Vogel, Bee, Broverman, and Broverman of gender stereotypes among college students. Like the students studied 30 years ago, male and female participants in this study showed very high agreement about the typical characteristics of men and women. However, current participants identified significantly fewer gender stereotypes than did those in the earlier study. In contrast to the participants in the original study, current participants judged the traits they associated with women to be significantly more socially desirable, in general, than the traits they associated with men.

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