Based on your experience, what is the most effective technique in detecting malingering?
I should imagine that this is a crucial part of forensic psychological work. One key aspect is an observant manner in which the psychologist assesses the disorder over time for consistency.
However, I did manage to find an article from 2018 using three different evaluations to assess for over-reporting and malingering.
The study looked at 151 male inmates and utilized "The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-2", "Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS)", and "Negative Impression Management (NIM) scale of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)".
Despite this promising result, I'm not sure if it's standard practice to use these tests as forensic psychologists hopefully someone could share more detail on this.
The results showed a promising detection rate from these tests.
The article is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6064200/
Thanks for your response Affra.
Malingering detection accuracy is assessed by evaluating each measure's sensitivity, hit rate, positive predictive power (PPP), and negative predictive power (NPP). Sensitivity refers to the ability of a measure to accurately identify individuals who have the condition the measure is designed to detect