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Validity Indicator Profile (VIP)

The validity indicator profile (VIP) is a measure of response validity that is intended to be administered concurrently within a battery of cognitive tests in a forensic assessment. The VIP has two subtests (verbal and nonverbal), containing 178 items in all. Curve analysis of test responses classifies performance as valid or invalid. Invalid performances are subclassified as inconsistent, irrelevant, or suppression (obvious malingering). The VIP has been validated in several adult samples.

Forensic psychological testing often involves assessment of cognitive functioning. Given the inherent advantages of appearing impaired in many forensic forums (e.g., litigated claims of injury, competency to stand trial), it is important to provide a formal assessment of the validity of test performance. Forensic assessments that conclude that cognitive impairment exists are below the ...

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