Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Towson, Shelagh,

Keywords

Psychology, Developmental.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The goal of the present study was to compare maltreated and nonmaltreated male adolescents on measures of higher-order-reasoning and executive functioning. It was predicted that maltreated participants would evidence impaired performance on aspects of the measures considered dependent on systems within the left hemisphere. Thirty-two adjudicated male juvenile delinquents between the ages of 12 and 18 were assigned to either the maltreated (n = 16) or nonmaltreated (n = 16) group retrospectively through an extensive review of their histories. Archival Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) and Halstead Category Test (HCT) data were subjected to between groups t-tests for independent samples...

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