Dimensions of Self-Serving Misrepresentation in Forensic Assessment

  title={Dimensions of Self-Serving Misrepresentation in Forensic Assessment},
  author={R. Lanyon},
  journal={Journal of Personality Assessment},
  pages={169 - 179}
  • R. Lanyon
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Personality Assessment
  • I conducted an exploratory principal components analysis of 15 scales that evaluate a variety of possible self-serving biases using assessment data from 101 general forensic clients. Three distinct factors emerged, representing exaggeration of psychiatric symptoms versus exaggeration of personal adjustment, exaggeration of virtue, and exaggeration of physical health difficulties. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the findings. The surprising fact that none of the scales contained a… CONTINUE READING
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