Paulhus Deception Scales pds-paulhus-bidr

For: Adolescents & Adults 16yrs+
Reading Level: Year 5
Format: Paper-and-Pencil; Online (via MHS Online Assessment Center+)
Length: From 5-10 minutes, depending on the client
Scoring: Hand Scored; Online
Minimum order - 5 online reports

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Paulhus Deception Scales PDS 5 Point Scale Online Report (each)

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Paulhus Deception Scales PDS 7 Point Scale Online Report (each)

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PDS (Paulhus) Manual

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Delroy L. Paulhus


The PDS (formerly known as the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding – BIDR) is a 40 item self-report inventory using a 5 point Likert scale that measures an individual’s tendency to give socially desirable responses on self-report instruments. Two principal and relatively independent subscales are reported – Self-Deceptive Enhancement (SDE) – the tendency to give honest but inflated self-descriptions and Impression Management (IM) – the tendency to give inflated self-descriptions.

The PDS may be used in a wide variety of situations where psychologists wish to assess socially desirable responding either as a response set (related to situational demands) and/or a response style (a more stable, trait-like tendency). These situations include Human Resource settings (eg: recruitment testing), Forensic settings (eg: with sex offenders), Clinical settings (eg: personality variables) and Research. It is usually given concurrently with other instruments.


  • Identifies two factors of desirable responding.
  • Short administration time.

The PDS Assessment is administered, scored and report generated online via MHS Online Assessment Center+

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