Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence / Edition 3

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Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence / Edition 3

The classic text—now updated with a new interpretive approach tothe WAIS-III

Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, the classic text fromAlan Kaufman and Elizabeth Lichtenberger, has consistently providedthe most comprehensive source of information on cognitiveassessment of adults and adolescents. The newly updated ThirdEdition provides important enhancements and additions thathighlight the latest research and interpretive methods for theWAIS-III.

Augmenting the traditional "sequential" and "simultaneous"WAIS-III interpretive methods, the authors present a new approachderived from Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory. This approachcombines normative assessment (performance relative to age peers)with ipsative assessment (performance relative to the person's ownmean level). Following Flanagan and Kaufman's work to develop asimilar CHC approach for the WISC-IV, Kaufman and Lichtenbergerhave applied this system to the WAIS-III profile of scores alongwith integrating recent WAIS-III literature.

Four appendices present the new method in depth. In addition to adetailed description, the authors provide a blank interpretiveworksheet to help examiners make the calculations and decisionsneeded for applying the additional steps of the new system, andnorms tables for the new WAIS-III subtest combinations added inthis approach.

Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence remains the premierresource for the field, covering not only the WAIS-III but alsothe WJ III?, the KAIT, and several brief measures of intelligence,as well as laying out a relevant, up-to-date discussion of thediscipline. The new, theory-based interpretive approach for theWAIS-III makes this a vital resource for practicing psychologists,as well as a comprehensive text for graduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471735533
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/03/2005
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.82(d)

About the Author

ALAN S. KAUFMAN, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at YaleUniversity School of Medicine and resides in San Diego, California.He is the author or coauthor of numerous, widely used psychologicalassessment instruments and books, and is a series editor (withNadeen Kaufman) of the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries (Wiley). He and Elizabeth Lichtenberger have collaborated ona number of books, including Essentials of WAIS®-IIIAssessments. His most recent tests include the second editions ofthe Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (KABC-II), Kaufman Testof Educational Achievement (KTEA-II), and Kaufman BriefIntelligence Test (KBIT-2).

ELIZABETH O. LICHTENBERGER, PhD, is a clinical psychologistresiding in Carlsbad, California. She has coauthored numerousbooks, including Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (withNancy Mather, Nadeen Kaufman, and Alan Kaufman), Essentials ofKABC-II Assessment (with Alan Kaufman, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, andNadeen Kaufman), and Essentials of WIAT-II® and KTEA-IIAssessment (with Donna Smith), all from Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition.

PART I: Introduction to the Assessmentof Adolescent and Adult Intelligence.

CHAPTER 1: IQ Tests: Their History, Use, Validity, andIntelligent Interpretation.

CHAPTER 2: Heritability and Malleability of IQ and Attacks onthe IQ Construct.

CHAPTER 3: From the Wechsler-Bellevue I to the WAIS-III.

PART II: Individual Differences on Age,Socioeconomic Status, and Other Key Variables.

CHAPTER 4: Individual Differences for Adolescents and Adults onGender, Ethnicity, Urban–Rural Residence, and SocioeconomicStatus.

CHAPTER 5: Age and Intelligence across the Adult Life Span.

PART III: Integration and Application ofWAIS-III Research.

CHAPTER 6: Research on Administration, Scoring, andRelationships between Wechsler Scales.

CHAPTER 7: Factor Analysis of the WAIS-III.

CHAPTER 8: Verbal–Performance IQ Discrepancies: ANeuropsychological Approach.

CHAPTER 9: Verbal–Performance IQ Discrepancies:  AClinical Approach.

PART IV: Interpretation of the WAIS-IIIProfile: IQs, Factor Indexes, and Subtest Scaled Scores.

CHAPTER 10: Profile Interpretation: What the SubtestsMeasure.

CHAPTER 11: WAIS-III Profile Interpretation: Steps1–7.

CHAPTER 12: WAIS-III Profile Interpretation: Steps 8 and 9.

PART V: Additional Measures ofAdolescent and Adult IQ.

CHAPTER 13: Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test(KAIT).

CHAPTER 14: Woodcock-Johnson Battery—Third Edition (WJIII) 561

CHAPTER 15: Brief Tests of Intelligence and Related Abilities629

APPENDIX A: Alternative Approach to Interpreting the WAIS-III:Applying the Theory-Based Flanagan-Kaufman Interpretive Method forthe WISC-IV.

APPENDIX B: WAIS-III Interpretive Worksheet.

APPENDIX C: Norm Tables for Computing Standard Scores on theGeneral Ability Index (GAI) and the Clinical Clusters.

APPENDIX D: Watkins and Canivez’s Critique of theKaufman-Lichtenberger Interpretive System and Articulation of a NewTheory-Based Approach to Profile Interpretation.


Name Index.

Subject Index.

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