Assessment of Malingering and Falsification: Pushing the Boundaries of Knowledge in Research and Clinical Practice

  • David Faust
  • David C. Ahern
  • Ana J. Bridges
  • Leslie J. Yonce


In  Chapter 1 we presented a framework for conceptualizing malingering and identifying key clinical and research issues, in particular the need to focus on ambiguous cases and to work toward reducing ­ongoing sources of error. Various issues and sources of error were covered in detail. In this chapter, we extend our discussion of clinical and research issues. In particular, we provide more in depth coverage of pressing research needs, laying out what we believe to be key conceptual components and challenges and making many suggestions we hope might prove fruitful. We end by touching on a series of caveats for clinical and forensic practice and research. The third section of Table 1.1 in  Chapter 1 (see page 21) lists additional factors that contribute to false-negative and false-­positive errors and sets forth what we believe to be high priorities for continued or concentrated research efforts. We will cover these entries in order, some of which are broadly recognized but others of which have been less completely or minimally described.


Head Injury Standard Deviation Base Rate Neuropsychological Evaluation Incremental Validity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Faust
    • 1
    • 2
  • David C. Ahern
    • 3
  • Ana J. Bridges
    • 4
  • Leslie J. Yonce
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Human BehaviorAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityKingston, ProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Providence Veterans Affairs Medical CenterAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA
  5. 5.MinneapolisUSA

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