Paulhus Deception Scales (PDS)

Author(s) : Delroy L. Paulhus

Publisher : MHS, 1999


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Purpose: Identify individuals who distort their responses

Age: 16+ years

Time: 5–7 minutes

Format: Hard-copy; Online

The Paulhus Deception Scales (PDS) is a 40-item instrument that is able to identify individuals who distort their responses, designed to be administered concurrently with other instruments.

Items are phrased in contemporary, gender-neutral language.


  • Impression Management
  • Self-Deceptive Enhancement

The PDS can be administered and scored by hand, or online.

Online Assessment and Reporting (MHS Assessment Center+)

Online administration via MAC+ allows the assessor the flexibility to send a link to each respondent to complete the assessment at a location (e.g., child care center, school). Assessors using online scoring also have the option of printing E-Paper forms that can be scored online by entering the responses.

Sample Online PDS Report

MHS Assessment Center+ QuickStart Guide

Delroy L. Paulhus

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