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Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence

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The classic text—now updated with a new interpretive approach to the WAIS(R)-III 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(R)-III. Augmenting the traditional "sequential" and "simultaneous" WAIS(R)-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(R)-IV, Kaufman and Lichtenberger have applied this system to the WAIS(R)-III profile of scores along with integrating recent WAIS(R)-III literature. Four appendices present the new method in depth. In addition to a detailed description, the authors provide a blank interpretive worksheet to help examiners make the calculations and decisions needed for applying the additional steps of the new system, and norms tables for the new WAIS(R)-III subtest combinations added in this approach. Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence remains the premier resource for the field, covering not only the WAIS(R)-III but also the WJ III(R), 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 forthe WAIS(R)-III makes this a vital resource for practicing psychologists, as well as a comprehensive text for graduate students.
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Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, Third Edition features comprehensive coverage of clinical and neuropsychological assesment, focusing on the WAIS -III, but also covering the WJ III TM , the KAIT, and several brief measures of intelligence. The 2005 release of this popular text now has an alternative interpretive system for the WAIS -III that integrates normative assessment (performance relative to age peers) with ipsative assessment (performance relative to the person's own mean level), which draws heavily on Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Theory. Three new appendices include the alternate interpretive system, which is intended to supplement the interpretive approach already covered in the book; a blank interpretive worksheet to permit examiners to conduct all of the calculations and decision-making that is necessary to apply the seven steps of this new system to the WAIS -III profiles of the people they test; and norms tables for new combinations of WAIS -III subtests that are incorporated into the new interpretive system.
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(r)-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(r) and KTEA-II Assessment (with Donna Smith), all from Wiley.
Preface to the Third Edition. PART I: Introduction to the Assessment of Adolescent and Adult Intelligence. CHAPTER 1: IQ Tests: Their History, Use, Validity, and Intelligent Interpretation. CHAPTER 2: Heritability and Malleability of IQ and Attacks on the 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 on Gender, Ethnicity, Urban-Rural Residence, and Socioeconomic Status. CHAPTER 5: Age and Intelligence across the Adult Life Span. PART III: Integration and Application of WAIS-III Research. CHAPTER 6: Research on Administration, Scoring, and Relationships between Wechsler Scales. CHAPTER 7: Factor Analysis of the WAIS-III. CHAPTER 8: Verbal-Performance IQ Discrepancies: A Neuropsychological Approach. CHAPTER 9: Verbal-Performance IQ Discrepancies: A Clinical Approach. PART IV: Interpretation of the WAIS-III Profile: IQs, Factor Indexes, and Subtest Scaled Scores. CHAPTER 10: Profile Interpretation: What the Subtests Measure. CHAPTER 11: WAIS-III Profile Interpretation: Steps 1-7. CHAPTER 12: WAIS-III Profile Interpretation: Steps 8 and 9. PART V: Additional Measures of Adolescent and Adult IQ. CHAPTER 13: Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test (KAIT). CHAPTER 14: Woodcock-Johnson Battery-Third Edition (WJ III) 561 CHAPTER 15: Brief Tests of Intelligence and Related Abilities 629 APPENDIX A: Alternative Approach to Interpreting the WAIS-III: Applying the Theory-Based Flanagan-Kaufman Interpretive Method for the WISC-IV. APPENDIX B: WAIS-III Interpretive Worksheet. APPENDIX C: Norm Tables for Computing Standard Scores on the General Ability Index (GAI) and the Clinical Clusters. APPENDIX D: Watkins and Canivez's Critique of the Kaufman-Lichtenberger Interpretive System and Articulation of a New Theory-Based Approach to Profile Interpretation. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
The Third Edition of this indispensable reference is updated with the latest information plus three new appendices that feature an alternate interpretive system for the WAIS®-III based on the widely adopted CHC Theory.
  • The most comprehensive source of information on the WAIS®-III and other measures of cognitive ability.
  • Appendices include worksheets and norm tables for accurate interpretation.
  • Comprehensive case studies integrated throughout.
  • Includes detailed coverage of WJ IIITM and KAIT, plus other widely used measures of adult and adolescent cognitive ability,
Alan S. Kaufman, Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
New Haven, CT, US
Univ. of Alabama Clinical Assessment and Training Institute, Ltd., Pow
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