The relation between symptom validity testing and MMPI-2 scores as a function of forensic evaluation context.

  title={The relation between symptom validity testing and MMPI-2 scores as a function of forensic evaluation context.},
  author={Dustin B. Wygant and Martin Sellbom and Y Ben-porath and Kathleen P Stafford and David L. Freeman and Robert L. Heilbronner},
  journal={Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists},
  volume={22 4},
The association between scores on MMPI-2 scales and cognitive symptom validity test (SVT) failure was investigated in 127 criminal defendants evaluated for competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and drug dependence, and 141 personal injury and disability claimants. Results indicated that SVT failure was associated with exaggerated symptom presentation involving somatic complaints in civil litigants and more global exaggeration of psychopathology and somatic complaints in criminal… CONTINUE READING


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