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Cognitive theory, cognitive impairment and clinical practice

Savage, D. (1984) Cognitive theory, cognitive impairment and clinical practice. Australian Psychologist, 19 (2). pp. 163-177.

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The aim of this paper is to present a practical model for investigating cognitive impairment which integrates the experimental-cogaitive-information processing-theory and the psychometric-intellectual-abilities-tradition in psychology to understanding cognitive functioning. It reviews developments in cognitive theory in terms of Processes, complex and simple, such as Intelligence and Information Processing, and Factors of attained Level and Learning ability in the Verbal and Performance modalities. The Savage Cognitive Impairment Model (SCIM) is outlined and types of cognitive impairment defined. Measures of cognitive impairment relevant to clinical practice and research are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
Publisher: Wiley
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