Murray State Theses and Dissertations


The present study was designed to determine the correlation between a commonly used cognitive ability test (i.e., Wechsler) and a verbal memory test (i.e., Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test) by analyzing archival data from a clinical sample of adults. Many researchers have continued to establish the relationship between cognitive ability, or IQ, and learning and memory skills; however, there is little research regarding when differences between IQ and memory scores are statistically significant. Results of this study indicated 17 of 20 IQ index/memory correlations were statistically significant and a series of simple regressions generated standardized residuals. These residuals generated confidence bands that can permit practitioners to interpret when differences between IQ and memory scores are uncommon and, therefore, meaningful. Implications and suggestions for future research are provided.

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Thesis Advisor

Mardis Dunham

Committee Member

Ben Littlepage

Committee Member

Sean Simons

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