Should WISC subjects explain pitcure arrangement stories?

James M. Herrell, Jeffrey H. Golland

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Administered the WISC to 78 6-15 yr. old Ss asked to tell picture arrangement (PA) stories, and to 57 Ss under standard instructions. 42 pairs of Ss were matched for age, Full Scale IQ, and reason for referral. Ss who told PA stories had an average PA score 2.12 scaled score points higher than Ss who did not tell stories (p < .01). Similar differences significant at or beyond the .02 level were found for Ss with behavioral-emotional problems, IQs below 100, and for Ss 9 yr. old or less. Trends (.05 < p < .10) were found for Ss referred for academic-intellectual problems and Ss with IQs > 100. No significant difference was found for Ss > 9 yr. old. Awareness of facilitating effects of Ss explaining PA stories when interpreting the WISC is urged. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-762
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1969


  • IQ &
  • behavioral-emotional problems, 6-15 yr. olds
  • explaining WISC picture arrangement stories, age &


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