A Proposal for the Evaluation of Biological Influences upon Cognition.
Interim rept. 1 Jun 78-28 Feb 79,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Cognitive behavior depends upon both educational and medical factors i.e. what a person knows and how well the person is. A complete examination of a persons functioning would include both physical and mental functioning, insofar as the latter could be viewed as a concomitant of physical condition. Tests of cognitive behavior that have developed for educational and personnel selection settings, however, may not be appropriate or feasible in medical settings. The appropriate criteria for mental testing allied with both medical maintenance and biologically oriented research are considered. Some examples are given of the sort of mental functions that should be tested. Illustrative performance tests are provided in the appendix. Author