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Factitious sexual harassment.

@article{FeldmanSchorrig1996FactitiousSH,
  title={Factitious sexual harassment.},
  author={S Feldman-Schorrig},
  journal={The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          387-92
        }
}
  • S. Feldman-Schorrig
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • Psychology
  • The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Among those claims that trivialize true sexual harassment is a type that the author has come to recognize as factitious (i.e., prompted by the lure of victim status). Women who file factitious sexual harassment cases usually voice their allegations in a very convincing manner and, in the presence of contradictory findings, present a diagnostic challenge. Forensic clinicians must be able to recognize factitious sexual harassment in order to bring objectivity to these complex cases. 
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