This Eriksonian-based instrument provides a measure of the positive and negative attitudes associated with each of the eight developmental stages, the status of conflict resolution at each stage, and an index of overall psychosocial health. Because interpretation focuses on healthy personality development and growth instead of pathology, the MPD is useful in a variety of clinical, counseling, training, and research settings. The MPD consists of 27 scales. Attitudes that describe the basic dimensions of personality are measured by eight Positive and eight Negative scales. The direction and degree of resolution between the Positive and Negative scales is reflected in the eight Resolution scales.