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Assessment of malingering in forensic populations: The Rorschach


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Assessment of malingering in forensic situations is crucially important to fair and just outcomes to trials, and to appropriate assignments of penalties versus interventions. To further develop clinicians' understanding of malingering and its assessment, this dissertation endeavors a somewhat comprehensive scope—examining issues of deception, its diagnosis, frequency and history; along with forensic interrelationships between the importance and role of the courts and malingering assessments. The literature is then reviewed concerning some assessment techniques/instruments used in malingering assessment. Focus is primarily on use of the Rorschach: its susceptibility to being faked, its ability to differentiate honest versus simulating/malingering respondents, criticisms of the test and its use, and admissibility issues in court.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Admissibility; Deception; Forensic assessment; Malingering; Rorschach
Title
Assessment of malingering in forensic populations: The Rorschach
Author
Selig, Charlotte Maria
Number of pages
217
Publication year
2003
Degree date
2003
School code
1128
Source
DAI-B 65/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496099467, 0496099469
Advisor
DeCato, Clifford; Brabender, Virginia
University/institution
Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3150290
ProQuest document ID
305226069
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305226069
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