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Bulimia -- Psychological aspects; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale;


This study examined the WAIS-R profiles of five diagnosed bulimic college women. All of the women are between the ages 18-22. The subjects are undergraduate students at a state university, and attend a university support group for individuals with eating disorders. The intent of this study was to investigate if a small population of bulimic college women could lend themselves to a specific profile for bulimic women. The subjects were given the WAIS-Rand profiles were analyzed by the researcher as well as a supervising School Psychologist and an Intern School Psychologist. The findings of this study concluded that the subjects scored significantly higher as a group on the Similarities subtest, (£ < .05). The findings are reflective of the subjects, as a group, to think analytically and reason abstractly. The subjects were found to engage in negative self-talk during the examination process. The subjects displayed these verbalizations during the Arithmetic, Digit Symbol, Picture Arrangement, and Digit Span subtests. Future studies would be enhanced by the incorporation of a larger sample size concentrating on college GPA, ACT score, and socioeconomic status.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Ralph Scott

Second Advisor

Carmen Monticenos

Third Advisor

Augustine Osman


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