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Detecting coached feigning using the test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) and the structured inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS)
Jelicic, Marko [Universiteit Maastricht > Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience > Department of Clinical Psychology > Forensic Psychology section]
Ceunen, Erik mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > ; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL > Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences > Research Group on Health Psychology]
Peters, Maarten J.V. []
Merckelbach, Harald []
Journal of Clinical Psychology
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New York
[en] feigning ; brain injury ; coaching ; TOMM ; SIMS ; malingering ; faking ; detection ; test validation
[en] Undergraduate students were administered the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) and the Structured Inventory of the Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS) and asked to respond honestly, or instructed to feign cognitive dysfunction due to head injury. Before both instruments were administered, symptom-coached feigners were provided with some information about brain injury, while feigners who received a mix of symptom-coaching and test-coaching were given the same information plus advice on how to defeat symptom validity tests. Results show that, although the accuracy of both instruments appears to be somewhat reduced by a mix of symptom coaching and test coaching, the TOMM and SIMS are relatively resistant to different kinds of coaching.
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Detecting coached malingering.pdf This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Jelicic, M., Ceunen, E., Peters, M., Merckelbach, H. (2011). Detecting coached feigning using the Test Of Memory Malingering (TOMM) and the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS). Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67 (9), 850-855, which has been published in final form at preprint72.25 kBView/Open

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