ERIC Number: ED084035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Some Misgivings About the Matching Familiar Figures Test as a Measure of Reflection-Impulsivity.
Block, Jack; And Others
The performances of 100 4-year olds on the Matching Familiar Figures Test were analyzed in terms of decision time and decision accuracy. The subjects were divided into four groups: (1) the fast/inaccurates, (2) the slow/accurates, (3) the slow inaccurates, and (4) the fast/accurates. Assessment of individual personality characteristics showed that fast/inaccurate children, rather than being impulsive, were comparatively anxious, hypersensitive, vulnerable, and structure-seeking. Research on reflection and impulsivity is discussed as well as the general implications of the present study. (SET)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Matching Familiar Figures Test; California Child Q Set