Thomas Granoff, MS, PhD
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I received both my BA in Psych (1981) and MS in I/O Psych (1984) from CSULB. After working a number of years in computer programming and marketing research positions in the health care industry, I went to Fuller Theological Seminar for my MA in Theology (1997) and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2000).
I currently work full-time as an Internet based-business as an academic and marketing research consultant for clients around the country and some internationally. It’s mostly doing the statistical analyses for thesis and dissertation projects (www.statisticstutors.com, www.dissertationadvisors.com). I also have taught research/statistics courses part-time at LMU in their Department of Education for the last seven years and a year ago began doing the same at Pepperdine University.
MSI thesis title:
Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation of the Crossroads Tutorial Program
MA-Theology thesis title and abstract:
Assessment of Child Molesters with the MMPI-2: Critical Items, Special Scales, and Forensic Implications
This study examined 237 Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) protocols taken during the forensic assessment of men accused of felony child molestation. Three groups were derived: a Preference-Mediated Offender (PMO) group, a Situationally-Mediated Offender (SMO) group, and a Doubtful Offender (DO) group. These 3 groups were compared against 3 matched-control groups ( n = 237) taken from the MMPI-2 restandardization process. Total subjects were N = 474. Several special sexual pathology scales were found to discriminate offenders from nonoffenders ( p < .001). In addition, 2 new scales were developed which discriminated evaluated subjects from controls and PMO/SMO subjects from DO subjects. The forensic implications were discussed.