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Malingering

  • By: Carey J. Fitzgerald & Kimberly M. Danner
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Malingering is the falsification or exaggeration of physiological and/or psychological illness symptoms with the intention of receiving some sort of compensation or reward. Malingering is classified in two degrees: partial malingering, which is the extreme exaggeration of present ...

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