Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    May 25, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019
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PSY-765F Malingering and Deception

2 semester credits


This class will provide students with a general framework for evaluating malingering of both cognitive and functional psychological symptoms. A comprehensive model for assessing malingering and exaggeration, utilizing psychological tests, interview data, historical records, collateral interviews and longitudinal observation will be described and applied to case examples. The use of forced choice and graded difficulty techniques for assessing malingering of cognitive deficits and self-report and interview instruments for assessing functional psychopathology will be reviewed and their use demonstrated. Relevant readings will be assigned and students will be expected to submit written work that reviews and critiques one instrument used in the assessment of malingering and addresses one significant controversy in the assessment of malingering–and to comment briefly on their classmates’ submissions.
Co-requisites: Prior completion of or concurrent registration in PSY-765  
Delivery Method: In person/Blended
Grading Default: Letter
Note: Elective
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Become familiar with the clinical, psychometric, cultural, and ethical issues in the assessment of malingering.
  2. Become familiar with and achieve basic proficiency in the assessment of malingering of cognitive deficits.
  3. Become familiar with and achieve basic proficiency in the assessment of malingering of mental illness.
  4. Develop basic familiarity with psychological report writing as it is relevant to the assessment of malingering and exaggeration

 



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