FAKING

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is one of the blights of self-reporting techniques, where individuals will choose answers that make them appear better and more well-off, either in a social or economic sense than they actually are.

FAKING: "When completing questionnaires, research has shown that most participants will fake their answers to make themselves seem better to the researchers."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FAKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/faking/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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