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"Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, the classic text from Alan Kaufman and Elizabeth Lichtenberger has consistently provided the most comprehensive source of information on cognitive assessment of adults and adolescents. The newly updated Third Edition provides important enhancements and additions that highlight the latest research and interpretive methods for the WAIS-III." "Augmenting the traditional "sequential" and "simultaneous" WAIS-III interpretive methods, the authors present a new approach derived from Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory. This approach combines normative assessment (performance relative to age peers) with ipsative assessment (performance relative to the person's own mean level). Following Flanagan and Kaufman's work to develop a similar CHC approach for the WISC-IV, Kaufman and Lichtenberger have applied this system to the WAIS-III profile of scores along with integrating recent WAIS-III literature." Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence remains the premier resource for the field, covering not only the WAIS-III but also the WJ-III, the KAIT, and several brief measures of intelligence, as well as laying out a relevant, up-to-date discussion of the discipline. The new, theory-based interpretive approach for the WAIS-III makes this a vital resource for practicing psychologists, as well as a comprehensive text for graduate students.
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This text/reference concerns the clinical assessment of the intelligence of adolescents and adults. In addition to the Wechsler Adults Intelligence Scale WAIS-R, other instruments are also integrated with the WAIS-R to aid clinicians in assessing individuals with brain damage, learning disabilities, mental retardation, Alzheimer's disease, psychiatric disorders, and a variety of neuropsychiatric disabilities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205123902
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 753

Meet the Author

ALAN S. KAUFMAN, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at Yale University School of Medicine and resides in San Diego, California. He is the author or coauthor of numerous, widely used psychological assessment instruments and books, and is a series editor (with Nadeen Kaufman) of the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series (Wiley). He and Elizabeth Lichtenberger have collaborated on a number of books, including Essentials of WAIS®-III Assessments. His most recent tests include the second editions of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (KABC-II), Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA-II), and Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT-2).

ELIZABETH O. LICHTENBERGER, PhD, is a clinical psychologist residing in Carlsbad, California. She has coauthored numerous books, including Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (with Nancy Mather, Nadeen Kaufman, and Alan Kaufman), Essentials of KABC-II Assessment (with Alan Kaufman, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, and Nadeen Kaufman), and Essentials of WIAT-II® and KTEA-II Assessment (with Donna Smith), all from Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to the assessment of adolescent and adult intelligence
Ch. 1 IQ tests : their history, use, validity, and intelligent interpretation 1
Ch. 2 Heritability and malleability of IQ and attacks on the IQ construct 24
Ch. 3 From the Wechsler-Bellevue I to the WAIS-III 61
Pt. II Individual differences on age, socioeconomic status, and other key variables
Ch. 4 Individual differences for adolescents and adults on gender, ethnicity, urban-rural residence, and socioeconomic status 96
Ch. 5 Age and intelligence across the adult life span 127
Pt. III Integration and application of WAIS-III research
Ch. 6 Research on administration, scoring, and relationships between Wechsler scales 192
Ch. 7 Factor analysis of the WAIS-III 218
Ch. 8 Verbal-performance IQ discrepancies : a neuropsychological approach 244
Ch. 9 Verbal-performance IQ discrepancies : a clinical approach 317
Pt. IV Interpretation of the WAIS-III profile : IQs, factor indexes, and subtest scaled scores
Ch. 10 Profile interpretation : what the subtests measure 369
Ch. 11 WAIS-III profile interpretation : steps 1-7 412
Ch. 12 WAIS-III profile interpretations : steps 8 and 9 447
Pt. V Additional measures of adolescent and adult IQ
Ch. 13 Kaufman adolescent and adult intelligence test (KAIT) 522
Ch. 14 Woodcock-Johnson battery - third edition (WJ III) 561
Ch. 15 Brief tests of intelligence and related abilities 629
App. A Alternative approach to interpreting the WAIS-III : applying the theory-based Flanagan-Kaufman interpretive method for the WISC-IV
App. B WAIS-III interpretive worksheet
App. C Norm tables for computing standard scores on the general ability index (GAI) and the clinical clusters
App. D Watkins and Canivez's critique of the Kaufman-Lichtenberger interpretive system and articulation of a new theory-based approach to profile interpretation
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