Faking Bad – can we spot deliberate attempts to malinger?
When testing the cognitive ability of others via a battery of assessments, we tend to make the general assumption that the person will be trying their best. However, in clinical practice this may not always be the case – indeed there are studies which indicate up to a 30% of clients may be intentionally giving a poorer account of their abilities – usually to gain monetary compensation of some sort. Detecting such behaviour can be immensely difficult, not least because of the implications should an incorrect suspicion be asserted.
In this session I’ll show you how it is possible to apply your knowledge of memory systems as typically taught on psychology degrees to help spot this behaviour. I’ll also demonstrate how novel methods, such as eye tracking, can be incorporated into researching this topic.
This session is suitable for Y10-Y13 students
Age Group - Y10-Y13