Learning potential as a predictor of skill acquisition in people with serious mental illness.

Research paper by Melisa M Rempfer, Catana C Brown, Edna E Hamera

Indexed on: 16 Jun '10Published on: 16 Jun '10Published in: Psychiatry Research


Twenty-five individuals with serious mental illness completed a grocery shopping skills intervention and a test-train-test version of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), which yielded indices of static performance and learning potential. WCST learning potential predicted skill acquisition beyond the static index of traditional WCST performance.