< Academic Collaborations

< Academic Collaborations

Originally from Bulgaria, Georgi Yankov chose to get his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. For his dissertation, he used archival data from Hogan to examine faking as a function of intelligence, personality, and values. The study found that fakers, in general, tended to try to exaggerate characteristics across the board, which may not always be the best strategy. In addition, personality and intelligence are not likely to drive faking as much as motivation or the situation. He concluded that the use of situational constraints, multidimensional personality inventories, and other data can help limit faking in practice.