Marlowe-Crowne score

Marlowe-Crowne score, a measurement obtained upon completion of the Marlowe-Crowne scale of social desirability, an evaluation that measures defensiveness or the inclination of an individual to promote himself or herself. A high measurement obtained from this evaluation has the potential to influence the development of somatic symptoms or indicators like irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, and insomnia if threatening beliefs are being blocked from one's consciousness.