Refining the forced-choice method for the detection of malingering

J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1989 Dec;11(6):967-74. doi: 10.1080/01688638908400949.


For seven years following head trauma, a 45-year-old restaurant owner had claimed that he was unable to work because of impaired memory. A specially designed forced-choice memory test yielded performance significantly below the chance level and thus indicated malingering. This case illustrates some means of increasing the utility of forced-choice malingering tests.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Occupational*
  • Alzheimer Disease / diagnosis
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis*
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / psychology
  • Brain Injuries / complications
  • Child, Preschool
  • Choice Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malingering / diagnosis*
  • Memory*
  • Mental Recall*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / psychology
  • Neuropsychological Tests*
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual
  • Workers' Compensation