Psychological Testing and the Assessment of Malingering

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Abstract

This article discusses the prevalence of feigning in both criminal and civil settings and various psychological assessments useful in detecting feigning. The focus of this information is on the various psychological assessments available to assist clinicians in making a determination of whether or not an individual is feigning and concludes with the recommendations that multiple assessments are necessary to improve the sensitivity of detection methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)855-876
Number of pages22
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • Criminal and civil evaluations
  • Feigning
  • Forensic evaluations
  • Malingering
  • Psychological assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Psychological Testing and the Assessment of Malingering. / McDermott, Barbara E.

In: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 35, No. 4, 12.2012, p. 855-876.

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