July 1966

Brain Damage and Behavior.

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By Jerome L Schulman, MD; Joseph C. Kasper, PhD; and Frances M. Thorne, MA. Price, $7. Pp 164. Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1965.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;15(1):104-105. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730130106019

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This little book is a report of a study which was conducted by members of the Child Guidance and Development Clinics of the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. According to the author, the purpose of this research was to answer three questions: "(a) To what extent do eight techniques commonly employed to diagnose braindamage co-vary?" "(b) To what extent do the measures included in the "brain-damage behavior syndrome co-vary?" and "(c) To what extent do the diagnostic measures, singly or in groups, predict the presence of the measures included in the "brain-damage behavior syndrome?" The general outline of the study can be simply described as a correlational analysis of a battery of tests traditionally used by clinical psychologists (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Stanford-Binet Scale, Bender-Gestalt Test, Draw-A-Person Test), a neurological examination, and the electroencephalogram (EEG). In addition, tests to measure objectively behavioral qualities of

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