SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Castro, C. J., Viezel, K., Dumont, R., & Guiney, M. (2019). Exploration of children’s test behavior during iPad-administered intelligence testing. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 37, 3–13.

Abstract: This study examined recent technological developments in cognitive assessment and how these developments impact children’s test behavior. The study consisted of two groups: one tested with an iPad and another tested with the standard paper and pencil format of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV). Independent groups t tests examining the empirically based syndrome and broad scales on the Test Observation Form yielded no significant results. There did not appear to be differences in test behavior between the two groups. Overall, examiners can be more confident that whether they conduct intellectual testing via traditional paper and pencil or via iPad, children’s test behaviors do not appear to be negatively influenced by test format.

Journal Article 2: Caputo, A. (2019). Deceptive dynamics in drug addiction and their role in control beliefs and health status reporting: A study on people with substance use disorder in treatmentJournal of Drug Issues.

Abstract: This study aims at exploring deceptive dynamics (i.e., impression management [IM], self-deception, and emotional manipulation [EM]) and their role in control beliefs and health status reporting in a sample of people treated for substance use disorder. Seventy-eight participants following drug rehabilitation treatment were recruited, who provided background information and completed measures of social desirability responding, EM, locus of control, and health-related status. Moderated-regression analyses and t tests were performed. The results highlight that self-deception is associated with not reporting the use of secondary substances and being in treatment for a shorter time period. IM appears as the main deceptive tendency able to account for internal control beliefs and better mental health. Some interaction effects emerge among the examined deceptive tendencies, which suggest to deepen the role of EM as a risk factor for drug relapse and treatment success.