Title page for ETD etd-10192004-154516

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Brennan, Adrianne M
URN etd-10192004-154516
Title Are We Honestly Studying Malingering? A Profile and Comparison of Simulated and Suspected Malingerers
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Wm. Drew Gouvier Committee Chair
Mary Lou Kelley Committee Member
Mike Hawkins Committee Member
  • differential prevalence design
  • simulated malingerers
  • malingering
Date of Defense 2004-09-21
Availability unrestricted
Malingering research typically uses analog simulation designs or the differential prevalence design among "real" patients. Both have been criticized for methodological limitations in external and internal validity, respectively. Samples of simulated malingerers were compared to suspected malingerers to examine generalizability of analog findings. Overall results support the use of simulation designs. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that stringent selection of suspected malingerers maintains internal validity of the differential prevalence design. A second focus, to determine if demographic matching of simulated malingerers is necessary, showed that matching on age and race is not necessary.
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