An Investigation of the Relationship between Psychopathic Traits and Malingering on the Psychopathic Personality Inventory

@article{Edens2000AnIO,
  title={An Investigation of the Relationship between Psychopathic Traits and Malingering on the Psychopathic Personality Inventory},
  author={John F. Edens and Jacqueline K. Buffington and Tara L. Tomicic},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={281 - 296}
}
This study employed a repeated-measures simulation design to examine (a) the specific effects of malingering on a recently developed measure of psychopathy, the Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI), and (b) the broader association between psychopathic traits and dissimulation. One hundred and forty-three participants completed the PPI twice (both under standard instructions and with instructions to feign psychosis), and also completed post-test questionnaires assessing their attitudes… 

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