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by Amy R. Boyd, Alix M. McLearen, Robert G. Meyer, & Robert Denney
by Amy R. Boyd, Alix M. McLearen, Robert G. Meyer, & Robert Denney

Detection of Deception

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• 2007  284pp paperback   ISBN: 9781568870991

This book is intended to assist clinicians in detecting various types of deception.  Whether working in forensic or correctional settings, employment settings, in a private practice, or other clinical settings, it is important to be able to recognize, assess, and deal appropriately with deceptive examinees and clients.  Although deception is more of a problem in forensic and correctional settings, the authors also include discussions pertinent to employment and general clinical settings.  This book serves as a handbook for the practitioner, providing a review of the literature as well as practical suggestions; discussions of test selection, administration, and interpretation; and the synthesis of multiple sources of information in making decisions about the truthfulness of subjects.

"In clinical, forensic, and correctional contexts, conscious and unconscious attempts at deception plague the psychologist's professional services.  With an abundance of research-based citations pertaining to detecting deception, the authors provide a scholarly analysis and description of behavioral cures, interviewing strategies, tests (e.g., the MMPI-2), other available measures, neurocognitive dysfunction, hypnosis, polygraphy, malingering and dissimulation (e.g., with children and adolescents), and psychopathy.  This book provides the practitioner with important insights, and is an excellent text for courses relevant to assessment and diagnosis; treatment, forensic, and correctional planning; and legal aspects of psychology.  Rather than blindly accept information offered by clients, modern practitioners must assiduously seek to unmask what is reported and obtain reliable and valid empirically-based information."
     -Robert H. Woody
, PhD, ScD, JD, ABPP (Clinical and Forensic), Professor of Psychology,
University of Nebraska Omaha

"Detection of Deception is a valuable resource for any mental health professional, especially those who conduct clinical or forensic evaluations."
     -Gregory DeClue
, PhD, ABPP (Forensic), Private Practice, Sarasota, Florida; Author of Interrogations and Disputed Confessions: A Manual for Forensic Psychological Practice

Table of Contents
Introduction: Basics of Deception and Its Detection

Section I: General Assessment Techniques

Chapter 1: Behavioral Cues and Interviewing Strategies to Detect Deception
Chapter 2: General Psychological Tests in the Detection of Deception
Chapter 3: Use of the MMPI-2 to Detect Deceptive Responding
Section II: Measures Intended for the Detection of Deception
Chapter 4: Measures Specifically Designed to Detect Deception
Chapter 5: Exaggeration and Feigning of Neurocognitive Dysfunction
Chapter 6: Hypnosis and the Polygraph
Section III: Special Populations
Chapter 7: The Detection of Malingering and Dissimulation in Children and Adolescents
Chapter 8: The Assessment of Psychopathy & Its Relationship to Deception Detection
Conclusions: Putting It All Together
Subject Index

CE Program
A supplemental 12-credit, 120 question continuing education program is available for this book.  To order the complete program (this book and CE test module, or test module alone if you already have access to this book), click here: Detection of Deception - CE Program (12 Credits)

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About the Authors
Amy R. Boyd, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in independent practice in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She is co-owner of Psychological Solutions, Inc., a company focused on providing quality assessment, consultation, treatment, and training to diverse client populations.  She received her MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville.  Dr. Boyd has worked in a variety of settings, including both state and federal psychiatric hospitals and prisons.  She has conducted forensic evaluations and testified in federal court as an expert witness.  Her most recent appointment was as the program coordinator for a correctional program focused on providing treatment to a diverse group of inmates who were unable to function adequately in a high security prison environment within the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Dr. Boyd has written and presented in the areas of correctional psychology programs, psychopathy, forensic assessment, and professional attitudes and has provided continuing education training for mental health staff in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Alix M. McLearen, PhD,
received her MS in clinical psychology from Southwest Missouri State University and her PhD in clinical psychology/psychology-law from the University of Alabama.  She has worked in a variety of clinical and criminal justice settings at the state, federal, and county levels.  Currently she is employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida, as the coordinator of a specialty treatment program for male inmates with cognitive deficits resulting from psychosis, mental retardation, and head injury.  In addition, she chairs the institution's Reentry Committee wherein she develops programming to help prepare inmates for societal reintegration.  She has published and presented on topics related to correctional treatment and forensic evaluation.

Robert G. Meyer, PhD, ABPP,
is Full Professor in the Psychology Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville.  He received his MA (1964) and PhD (1967) in clinical psychology from Michigan State University.  After spending approximately 2 years as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, he came to the University of Louisville in 1969 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Clinic.  In 1976, he was made a Full Professor.  Dr. Meyer is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in both clinical and forensic psychology, and is a fellow in Divisions 12 (Clinical) and 41 (Law and Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.  He has authored or coauthored over 60 published articles, 23 book chapters, and 14 books, including The Clinician's Handbook: Integrated Diagnostics, Assessment, and Intervention in Adult and Adolescent Psychopathology (5th ed.), The Child Clinician's Handbook (2nd ed.), Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior (7th ed.), and, in a lighter moment, The Complete Book of Softball.  He was editor of the Bulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, a past-president of the Kentucky Psychological Association, and an associate member of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association.  Among his awards, Dr. Meyer was presented with the Distinguished Career in Psychology Award by the Kentucky Psychological Association.

Robert L. Denney, PsyD, ABPP, ABPN,
is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and in neuropsychology by both the American Board of Professional Psychology and American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.  He has been a forensic psychologist and neuropsychologist at the US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, for over 15 years.  He is also an associate professor and director of neuropsychology at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield.  He is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  Dr. Denney is on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, coedited Detection of Response Bias in Forensic Neuropsychology, coauthored Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychology: Key Concepts and Resources, and is published in the areas of neuropsychological evaluation of criminal defendants, malingering, evaluating psychological damages, trauma and violence, ethical issues, and professional licensure.  Dr. Denney has done presentations throughout the US on nuerolitigation, the application of neuropsychology to criminal forensic matters, neuroanatomy, brain injury, malingering, and admissibility of scientific evidence.

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