In light of the multitude of studies depict ing excessive variability in schizophrenic experimental task performance, 42 schizo phrenic and 37 normal subjects were required to vary their performance between 2 widely separated points of a size continuum. The experimental task involved drawing Big and Little stick men and trees. The Big/Little ratio was computed for each subject as an index of variability as defined for this ex perimental task. The schizophrenic group ex hibited significantly smaller ratios; hence, less variability of performance than the control group. Significance of the results and their relation to studies of perceptual closure in the same subjects are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Archives of general psychiatry|
|State||Published - Feb 1963|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health