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Social Processes: Methodology · Types of test

The Paulus Deception Scales (PDS), also known as Version 7 of the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR) upon which it was based, is a measure providing scales relating to impression management, the tendency to give socially desirable answers, and of self-deceptive enhancement, a construct in which it is thought that people,s lack of insight associated with an unconscious bias may prevent them from reporting accurately even if they wished to [1]

It was developed by Delroy L. Paulus

See alsoEdit


  1. Tryon, W. W. (2008) History and theoretical foundations in Hersen & Gross, Handbook of Clinical Psychology. Wiley:Hoboken, N.J.
  • Paulus, D>L. (1998). The Paulus Deception Scale

External linksEdit

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