|INSTITUTION||Department of Psychology, Texas A & M University, College Station 77843-4235, USA.|
|TITLE||Detecting the malingering of cognitive deficits: an update.|
|SOURCE||Neuropsychol-Rev 1995 Jun, VOL: 5 (2), P: 125-48, ISSN: 1040-7308 82 Refs.|
There has recently been a dramatic increase of empirical studies that investigate methods for detecting malingering of cognitive deficits. The present review focuses on a comparison of simulated and suspected malingerers in the malingering literature, and critiques the numerous approaches to the detection of malingering. The approaches that are reviewed include detection of floor effects, discrepancies of information, response bias, neuropsychological tests and batteries, symptom validity testing, and anomalous performance on memory tests. The latter approach has only recently been proposed by researchers and may show the most promise. Author.
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