Title page for ETD etd-08222007-113440

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Brennan, Adrianne M.
Author's Email Address abrenn3@lsu.edu
URN etd-08222007-113440
Title The Vulnerability to Coaching across Measures of Malingering
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Wm. Drew Gouvier Committee Chair
Amy L. Copeland Committee Member
Mike Hawkins Committee Member
Phil Brantley Committee Member
Li Li Dean's Representative
  • methodology
  • coaching
  • malingering
Date of Defense 2007-06-12
Availability unrestricted
Neuropsychologists are increasingly called upon to conduct evaluations with individuals involved in personal injury litigation. While the inclusion of malingering measures within a test battery may help clinicians determine whether a client has put forth full effort, attorney coaching may allow dishonest clients to circumvent these efforts. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which frequently used measures of effort are susceptible to coaching as well as to explore and classify strategies undertaken by coached analogue malingerers. Additionally, potential improvements in the external validity of the simulation design were explored.
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