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ERIC Number: EJ156112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Reflections of Personality Functioning in Psychological Testing of Disadvantaged Three- to Five-Year-Olds
Goldman, Janice G.
Journal of Personality Assessment, 41, 1, 39-42, Feb 77
Specific sub-tests of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) and Merrill-Palmer Scales have been observed to evoke behavioral expression of phase-specific conflicts. Clinical observations of a disadvantaged inner-city population suggest that what is being tested is the preschool child's experience with adults in the sphere of object relations, and not cognitive functioning per se. (Author/MV)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence