Malingering, Feigning, and Response Bias in Psychiatric/ Psychological Injury

Implications for Practice and Court

  • Gerald Young

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Psychological Injury, Malingering, Definitions, Gold Standards, Models

  3. Malingering Detection, Law, Causality

  4. Psychological Injury, Assessment, Most Recent Literature

About this book


This book is a comprehensive analysis of the definitions, concepts, and recent research on malingering, feigning, and other response biases in psychological injury/ forensic disability populations. It presents a new model of malingering and related biases, and develops a “diagnostic” system based on it that is applicable to PTSD, chronic pain, and TBI. Included are suggestions for effective practice and future research based on the literature reviews and the new systems, which are useful also because they can be used readily by psychiatrists as much as psychologists. ​


Feigning psychology Response Bias forensic disability malingering psychiatry malingering psychology psychological injury

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerald Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Glendon CollegeYork UniversityTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7898-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7899-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
  • About this book