"Practice makes perfect:" retest effects in college athletes

J Clin Psychol. 1990 Sep;46(5):628-31. doi: 10.1002/1097-4679(199009)46:5<628::aid-jclp2270460514>3.0.co;2-v.


Retest effects on a diverse set of neuropsychological measures were established using a normal sample comprised of college athletes (N = 110). Results suggest that retest effects vary depending on the type of test used, but the magnitude of effect on individual tests can be quite large. Implications of using tests with large retest effects or tests without established retest effect sizes are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Football* / psychology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests*
  • Practice, Psychological*
  • Psychometrics