ERIC Number: EJ286099
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Plea for Consideration of Ecological Validity in the Experimental Psychology of Mental Retardation.
Brooks, Penelope H.; Baumeister, Alfred A.
Peabody Journal of Education, v60 n3 p45-59 Spr 1983
Problems with experimental research on mental retardation include: (1) difficulties with defining mental retardation; (2) neglect in demonstrating causal relationships; and (3) reliance on methodology not necessarily appropriate for defining the criteria of retardation. The author advocates abandoning definitions based on intelligence tests and making observations of behavior in naturalistic settings. (PP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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