Journal article

An Empirical Study of Malingering Schizophrenia on the Rorschach

Netter B, Viglione Jr. D ...see all

Journal of Personality Assessment, vol. 62, issue 1 (1994) pp. 45-57

  • 10


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 29


    Citations of this article.
Sign in to save reference


We investigated whether it is possible to fake schizophrenia on the Rorschach test. We also developed and attempted to validate variables (modified responses) that might distinguish malingerers from true schizophrenics. Forty nonschizophrenic, nonpatient subjects, randomly assigned to either a control or malingering condition, and 20 schizophrenic subjects were administered the Rorschach. Dependent variables included indices associated with schizophrenia and modified responses. As expected, some malingering subjects did successfully fake schizophrenia. Modified responses did help to distinguish groups but were not completely successful. Post hoc analyses of differences were also presented. We concluded (a) that some malingerers, given some information about schizophrenia, may successfully fake schizophrenia and (b) that the modified responses show promise in assisting detection of malingering.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text


  • Beatriz E.C. Netter

  • Donald J. Viglione Jr.

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free