International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Malingering, Feigning, and Response Bias in Psychiatric/ Psychological Injury

Implications for Practice and Court

Authors: Young, Gerald

  • Covers the topic of malingering in psychiatry and psychology
  • Includes a comprehensive analysis of the definitions, concepts, and recent research on malingering, feigning, and other response biases in psychological injury/ forensic disability populations
  • Gives suggestions for future research based on the reviews and the new systems which can be readily used by psychiatrists and psychologists
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About this book

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the definitions, concepts, and recent research on malingering, feigning, and other response biases in psychological injury/ forensic disability populations. It presents a new model of malingering and related biases, and develops a “diagnostic” system based on it that is applicable to PTSD, chronic pain, and TBI. Included are suggestions for effective practice and future research based on the literature reviews and the new systems, which are useful also because they can be used readily by psychiatrists as much as psychologists.

In Malingering, Feigning, and Response Style Assessment in Psychiatric/Psychological Injury, Dr. Young ambitiously sets out to articulate and synthesize the polarities involved in the assessment of response styles in psychological disabilities, including PTSD, pain, and TBI. He does so thoroughly and very even-handedly, neither minimizing the degree that outright faking can be found in substantial numbers of examinees, nor disregarding the possibility that there can be causes for validity test failure other than malingering. He reviews the prior systems for classifying evidence of malingering, and proposes his own criteria for feigned PTSD. These are conservative and well-grounded in the prior literature. Finally, the book contains dozens of very recent references, giving testament to Dr. Young's immersion in the personal injury literature, as might be expected from his experience as founder and Editor in Chief for Psychological Injury and the Law.

Reviewer:
Steve Rubenzer, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Forensic Psychologist

About the authors

Gerald Young, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Glendon College, York University. He is Editor-in-Chief of Psychological Injury and Law and President of the Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law. He has published other works in the area (e.g., Causality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in Court, 2007). His other area of research is in child development (Development and Causality: Neo-Piagetian Perspectives, 2011), which was referred to in a review as his “magnum opus” and as “remarkable.” His most recent trade book is called You Can Rejoin Joy: Blogging for Today’s Psychology (2013; rejoiningjoy.com). He may be reached at gyoung@glendon.yorku.ca.

Reviews

“Malingering, Feigning, and Response Bias in Psychiatric/Psychological Injury provides much food for thought and contains a great deal of content that forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as clinicians, would find helpful. It would be a worthy holding for libraries at academic medical centers, as well as for specialists who frequently encounter feigned presentations of psychopathology.” (Nicholas Kontos, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 76 (4), April, 2015)


Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Introduction: Psychological Injury, Malingering, Ethics, and Law

    Young, Gerald

    Pages 3-23

  • Malingering: Definitional and Conceptual Ambiguities and Prevalence or Base Rates

    Young, Gerald

    Pages 25-51

  • Toward a Gold Standard in Malingering and Related Determinations

    Young, Gerald

    Pages 53-87

  • The MMPI-2-RF Personality Inventory in Psychological Injury Cases

    Young, Gerald

    Pages 89-107

  • New Models of Malingering and Related Biases, Presentations, and Performances

    Young, Gerald

    Pages 109-144

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7899-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7898-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0671-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Malingering, Feigning, and Response Bias in Psychiatric/ Psychological Injury
Book Subtitle
Implications for Practice and Court
Authors
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
56
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7899-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7899-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7898-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0671-9
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 925
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations
Topics