New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment (Hardcover)

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By Matthias Ziegler (Editor), Carolyn Maccann (Editor), Richard Roberts (Editor)
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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 what
types 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 practical
recommendations 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195387476
ISBN-10: 0195387473
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2011
Pages: 384
Language: English