MARCH 18TH | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)

Session Abstract: During the past two decades over 1,200 papers on malingering research were published. To offer an overview and an update on the status of the art, this symposium adopts a multi-method perspective and reports on a series of studies conducted using different instruments. Mike Bagby and Danielle Burchett will start off the session by presenting some updates on MMPI findings. Next, John Kurtz will focus on the PAI and present data from a series of studies focusing on the PAI validity scales. Don Viglione and Luciano Giromini will then discuss some emerging findings addressing the validity and cross-cultural generalizability of the IOP-29. Lastly, Laszlo Erdodi will close the session by reporting on recent advances in performance validity assessment. By discussing the unique strengths and weaknesses of each specific method/test, this integrated paper session will help attendees to learn how to integrate their testing results when adopting a multi-method approach in their forensic evaluations.

Chair Information: Luciano Giromini, PhD | Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy

Discussant Information: Dustin B. Wygant, PhD | Department of Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University

Presentation 1 Title: Malingering Research with the MMPI instruments


Michael Bagby, PhD | Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Danielle Burchett, PhD | Department of Psychology, California State University, Monterey Bay

Presentation 2 Title: Malingering Research with the PAI


John E. Kurtz, PhD | Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Villanova University

Presentation 3 Title: Malingering research with the IOP-29


Donald J. Viglione, PhD | California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University - San Diego

Luciano Giromini, PhD | Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy

Presentation 4 Title: Combining Embedded Validity Indicators into a Single Validity Composite - A Multivariate Model of Performance Validity Assessment

Presentation Abstract: My main research interests revolve around performance validity tests (PVTs), emergent markers of neuropsychological status and the link between emotional and cognitive functioning. The common thread connecting these areas is the search for contextual variables associated with non-credible responding during neuropsychological assessment. The ultimate goal is to develop a better understanding of the complex relationship between the examinee’s personal history, current stressors and demands, psychiatric conditions, instrumentation artifacts and their effect on neurocognitive profiles. At the practical level, this research program is designed to identify clinically relevant and statistically robust predictors of invalid response patterns using embedded PVTs in isolation and aggregated into composite scores. Developing novel indices in well-established tests and exploring the advantages of a multivariate approach to performance validity assessment over single indicators is a recurrent theme in these investigations.


Laszlo A. Erdodi, PhD | University of Windsor, Canada

4 thoughts on “Malingering Research: A Multi-Method Perspective – Symposium (1.5. CE Credits)

  1. Are there CE credits associated wit the program: Malingering Research: A Multi-Method Perspective – Symposium? If so, how many?

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