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social desirability

either behaving in a way to bring social approval fromothers, or responding in a self-evaluative situation (e.g.interview, questionnaire) to present ourselves in a way thatreveals more socially desirable characteristics (whilstpotentially hiding undesirable characteristics).

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Diagnostic andStatistical Manual (DSM)

amulti-axial manual used for theclassification, definition and description of mental healthdisorders.