Title

To Say It's Not So Doesn't Prove That It Isn't: Research on the Detection of Malingering. Reply to Bigler

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1990

Abstract

Research that directly examines clinicians' capacity to detect malingering creates doubt about their success in this endeavor and about confident self-appraisals of detective abilities. We argue that Bigler's counterassertions lack supportive evidence or conflict with research on such topics as clinicians' level of training and experience and their judgmental accuracy. We further note that lack of both base rate information and definitive outcome information compound doubts about clinicians' capacity to detect malingering.

Publication Title

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Volume

58

Issue

2

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