ASWB : Identification of common indicators of risks and disorders

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ASWB

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Example Questions

Example Question #6 : Association Of Social Work Boards

Which of the following is not a reliable test used to detect a malingered psychosis?

Possible Answers:

Rorschach Inkblot Test

Revised Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms

Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test

Correct answer:

Rorschach Inkblot Test


A malingered psychosis is when a patient feigns a particular psychological issue. A patient may do this for several reasons (e.g. to avoid pain or to seek pleasure). There are several tests that are reliable detectors of individuals feigning psychological issues. They include the following: the "Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms," the "Revised Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory," and the "Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test." The "Rorschach Inkblot Test" is only used to assess common psychological issues. On the other hand, a maligned psychosis is difficult to diagnose and requires more specialized tests.

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