Rorschach cognitive developmental indices of mentally retarded persons: A comparison with scores on Wechsler intelligence scale for children-revised

Santo F. Di Nuovo, Gerardo Colucci, Anna Pellicciotta, Serafino Buono

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In a sample of 55 mentally retarded subjects (M age = 14 yr., 1 mo.) the relations between some perceptual and cognitive Rorschach indices, including the Becker's Genetic Level Score, and Wechsler Scale scores were studied. The mean Developmental Score did not increase across ages and was higher for girls than for boys, while Verbal and Performance IQs were lower for girls. The correlations confirm the hypothesis that for mentally retarded persons WISC-R scaled scores and Rorschach cognitive indices are different measures of intellective functioning. The findings are discussed with reference to the assessment and rehabilitation of retarded subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-145
Number of pages7
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997


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