Faking personality questionnaires: Fabricating different profiles for different purposes

Furnham, Adrian
March 1990
Current Psychology;Spring90, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p46
Academic Journal
Investigates the extent of personality tests susceptible to deliberate faking, the nature of the typical fake profile, and the typical fake response pattern. Absence of a great deal of consensus on the desirable response resulting to validity of self-report measures despite faking; Empirical confirmation of the argument that subjects can produce the exact profile they seem to produce.


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