New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment

Hardcover | September 5, 2011

EditorMatthias Ziegler, Carolyn MacCann, Richard Roberts

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In this volume, a diverse group of world experts in personality assessment showcase a range of different viewpoints on response distortion. Contributors consider what it means to "fake" a personality assessment, why and how people try to obtain particular scores on personality tests, and whattypes of tests people can successfully manipulate. The authors present and discuss the usefulness of a range of traditional and cutting-edge methods for detecting and controlling the practice of faking. These methods include social desirability (lie) scales, warnings, affective neutralization,unidimensional and multidimensional pairwise preferences, decision trees, linguistic analysis, situational measures, and methods based on item response theory. The wide range of viewpoints presented in this book are then summarized, synthesized, and evaluated. The authors make practicalrecommendations and suggest areas for future research. Anyone who wonders whether people exaggerate or lie outright on personality tests -- or questions what psychologists can and should do about it -- will find in this book stimulating questions and useful answers.

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In this volume, a diverse group of world experts in personality assessment showcase a range of different viewpoints on response distortion. Contributors consider what it means to "fake" a personality assessment, why and how people try to obtain particular scores on personality tests, and whattypes of tests people can successfully manip...

Matthias Ziegler is a Junior Professor of Psychological Assessment at the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. Carolyn MacCann is a psychology lecturer at the University of Sydney. She specializes in developing innovative assessment methods for psychological constructs, particularly as they relate to emotional intelligence, noncognitive a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 6.42 × 9.21 × 1.3 inPublished:September 5, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IGeneral BackgroundIIDo People Fake and Does It Matter? The Existence of Faking and Its Impact on Personality AssessmentsIIICan We Tell if People Fake? The Detection and Correction of Response DistortionIVCan We Stop People from Faking? Preventative StrategiesVIs Faking a Consequential Issue Outside a Job Selection Context? Current Applications and Future Directions in Clinical and Educational SettingsVIConclusions