Deception is Different: Negative Validity Test Findings Do Not Provide “Evidence” for “Good Effort”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how positive and negative test results are used together to determine the probability of the condition of interest in medicine and psychology.
  2. Discuss that with malingering as the condition of interest, negative PVT results do not automatically lead to a conclusion of “good effort.”

Michael D. Chafetz (2020) Deception is different: Negative validity test findings do not provide “evidence” for “good effort”, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2020.1840633