Title

Impulsive Versus Inefficient Problem Solving in Retarded and Nonretarded Mexican Children

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

5 p.

Publication Date

7-1983

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

The Journal of Psychology

Source ISSN

0022-3980

Abstract

Nonretarded (n = 12) and retarded (n = 12) Mexican children matched on chronological age were given the Matching Familiar Figures Test (MFFT). The results indicated that the MFFT was appropriate for use with Mexican retarded and nonretarded subjects. Comparisons between groups showed retarded performers to be less efficient information processors than nonretarded subjects. The two groups did not differ in cognitive style. Cross cultural comparisons of MFFT scores with normative data on American children were described within the constraints of the restrictive characteristics of the Mexican sample.

Comments

The Journal of Psychology, Vol. 114, No. 2 (July 1983): 187-191. DOI.