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New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment
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New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment

Matthias Ziegler, Carolyn MacCann, and Richard Roberts


This book showcases a range of different viewpoints on response distortion from a diverse group of world experts in personality assessment. Chapters consider what it means to "fake" a personality assessment, why and how people would try to fake particular scores on personality tests, and which types of tests people can successfully fake. A range of traditional and cutting-edge methods for detecting and controlling for faking are presented and their usefulness is discussed. Amongst the methods are social desirability (lie) scales, warnings, affective neutralization, unidimensional and multidime ... More

Keywords: personality, assessment, distortion, personality tests, faking, detection, control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195387476
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387476.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthias Ziegler, editor
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
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Carolyn MacCann, editor
University of Sydney
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Richard Roberts, editor
Educational Testing Service