ASWB : Identification of common indicators of risks and disorders

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ASWB

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Advanced Generalist Examination

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

Possible Answers:

Revised Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test

Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms

Rorschach Inkblot 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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