Greve, K. W., & Bianchini, K. J. (2004). Response to Butcher et al., The construct validity of the Lees-Haley Fake-Bad Scale. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19(3), 337-339.
Comments on the article by J. N. Butcher et al (see record <RelatedUID>2003-06151-006</RelatedUID>) regarding the construct validity of the relatively newly developed Fake Bad Scale (FBS; Lees-Haley, English, & Glenn, 1991; Larrabee, 1998), examining its internal consistency, relationship to other MMPI-2 scales, and base-rate of positive findings using different cut-offs in several samples of convenience. They concluded that FBS was not psychometrically sound and is not a measure of "somatic malingering." While this study contains numerous methodological and conceptual flaws (most of which have been detailed by Larrabee, 2003a), Greve and Bianchini's comments are limited to the authors' apparent failure to appreciate the critical distinction between detection and diagnosis in the context of malingering and the resulting implications. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)