Objective: Examined construct validity of WAIS-IV Visual Puzzles (VP) subtest. Method: Mixed clinical sample drawn from university mental health clinic (n = 113, age = 28.76, sd = 7.94, 55% Caucasian, 46% male) given neuropsychological assessment. Likely predictors of VP were selected from WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, Category, WCST, Conners CPT-II, Trails, Tactual Performance Test, and Woodcock-Johnson-III-Cognitive (WJ-III-COG) variables, based upon past research and correlation with VP exceeding 0.50. Hierarchical regression was performed with WAIS-IV-Block Design (WAIS-IV-BD) & Matrix Reasoning; WJ-III-COG-Spatial Relations (SR), Concept Formation, Visual Matching & Numbers Reversed (WJ-III-COG-NR); and Category-Errors (CAT-errors). Results: Significant predictors at p < .001 unless noted included WAIS-IV-BD (b = 0.427, t(113) = 5.156, r = .680, r2 = 46.2%), WJ-COG-III-SR (b = 0.072, t(113) = 4.136, r = .563, Δr2 = 6.1%), CAT-errors (b = 0.063, t(113) = 3.294, r = .569, Δr2 = 3.7%), and WJ-III-COG-NR (b = -.030, t(113) = -2.343, p...

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