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Rey Complex Figure Test

  1. Amir Poreh

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0797

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Poreh, A. 2010. Rey Complex Figure Test. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Cleveland State University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The use of complex figures (CF) for evaluating cognitive performance was first described by Arnold Gesell (1925). Since that time, numerous CFs have been proposed, all of which rely on a depiction of the Union Jack as its main component. The most famous of these figures is the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF). This complex figure was developed by Andre Rey at the University of Geneva in the laboratory of Jean Piaget and was later presented by Rey (1941) as part of an article describing his comprehensive neuropsychological test battery. The popularity of the ROCF in the United States is credited to Edith Taylor (1959). In recent years, due to the fact that the ROCF has been removed from public domain, a number of alternate figures have been developed. One of the most widely used alternate figures is the Modified Taylor Complex Figure.


  • complex figure test;
  • diagnostic methods;
  • neuropsychological assessment;
  • Rey tests