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Utility of the BDI-II in the Detection of Concealed Depression
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Volume 3, 2016
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Richard P. Conti, Department of Psychology, Kean University, Union, USA.
Melanie A. Conti, Department of Psychology, Kean University, Union, USA.
The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) is one of the most commonly administered tests in the assessment of depression. Previous research has demonstrated the BDI-II is susceptible to intentional response distortion (i.e., malingering or faking-bad); however, there is a noted absence of research on the BDI-II’s ability to detect the underreporting or the concealment of depression (i.e., faking-good). In the present study, the BDI-II was able to accurately classify 57.8% of participants attempting to conceal severe depression.
Beck Depression Inventory, Faking-Good, Malingering, Concealment, Forensic
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