Research finds that job applicants fake personality assessments by trying to tailor their responses to match the organizational culture already in place.
Topic: Emotional dissonance
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology
Article: Willing and able to fake emotions: A closer examination of the link between emotional dissonance and employee well-being
Authors: S.D. Pugh, M. Groth & T. Hennig-Thurau
Reviewed By: Benjamin Lee Overstreet
Topic: Faking, Personality Assessment Publication: Human PerformanceArticle: Individual differences in the ability to fake on personality measures. Author: P.H. Raymark, T.L. Tafero Featured by: Benjamin Granger One common criticism of personality testing is its susceptibility to faking. Faking (i.e., response distortion) occurs when job applicants intentionally misrepresent themselves (e.g., respond in ways that present themselves as more attractive