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Handbook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice in Capital Cases


Rey-Ostreith Complex Figure test


Tis is a test of an individual’s ability to reproduce a complex diagram, firstly by copying it, then again immediately from memory, then again from memory following a delay of 45 minutes. It is thought to be a measure of memory that is relatively free from cultural bias. It also incorporates aspects of executive function.


Raven’s Progressive Matrices


Tis is a test of abstract reasoning. Participants are presented with a pattern that has a part missing. Tey are then asked to choose from a range of options that might fit into the blank space. Tis test has been well normed with both children and adults and is thought of as a largely ‘culture-free’ test of general reasoning ability.


Test of Effort


In order to ascertain whether a subject is engaging in testing appropriately, or is attempting to ‘fake bad’ for a purpose of secondary gain – such as to perform on testing in such a way as to suggest they are more mentally compromised than is actually the case – the test assesses the effort that the individual is making.


Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM)


Te TOMM is a 50-item recognition test for adults, which includes two learning trials and a retention trial.


Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (GSS I):


Te Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale offers psychometric assessment of the degree to which an individual may be acquiescent to, and take on and believe, the suggestions of others.


Gudjonsson Compliance Scale Form D: Te Gudjonsson Compliance Scale is administered in tandem with the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale. It is a 20-question self report instrument yielding information about the extent to which the individual feels that they must follow the direction and requests of others, rather than being self-determining in their behaviour.


Test of Depictive Responding – Paulhus Deception Scale (PDS)


Tis 40 – item questionnaire measures respondents’ tendencies to give socially desirable responses on self-report. It contains two sub-scales: self-deceptive enhancement (the tendency to give honest but inflated self-descriptions) and impression management (the tendency to give inflated self- descriptions to an audience). Te PDS is therefore thought to capture the two principal forms of socially desirable responding with two (relatively independent) sub-scales.


Dissociative Experiences Scale


Te Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) is a psychological self-assessment questionnaire that measures dissociative symptoms.


State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2) Te State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2) is a 57-item inventory which measures the intensity of anger as an emotional state (State Anger) and the disposition to experience angry feelings as a personality trait (Trait Anger).


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