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By Alan S. Kaufman

ISBN-10: 0471735531

ISBN-13: 9780471735533

The vintage text--now up-to-date with a brand new interpretive method of the WAIS?-III Assessing Adolescent and grownup Intelligence, the vintage textual content from Alan Kaufman and Elizabeth Lichtenberger, has constantly supplied the main finished resource of data on cognitive evaluate of adults and youth. The newly up to date 3rd version offers very important improvements and additions that spotlight the most recent study and interpretive equipment for the WAIS?-III. Augmenting the normal "sequential" and "simultaneous" WAIS?-III interpretive equipment, the authors current a brand new method derived from Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) concept. This method combines normative evaluation (performance relative to age friends) with ipsative evaluation (performance relative to the person's personal suggest level). Following Flanagan and Kaufman's paintings to strengthen an analogous CHC strategy for the WISC?-IV, Kaufman and Lichtenberger have utilized the program to the WAIS?-III profile of ratings besides integrating fresh WAIS?-III literature. 4 appendices current the recent technique intensive. as well as an in depth description, the authors supply a clean interpretive worksheet to assist examiners make the calculations and judgements wanted for utilising the extra steps of the recent method, and norms tables for the recent WAIS?-III subtest combos additional during this process. Assessing Adolescent and grownup Intelligence is still the top-rated source for the sphere, masking not just the WAIS?-III but additionally the WJ III?, the KAIT, and several other short measures of intelligence, in addition to laying out a correct, up to date dialogue of the self-discipline. the recent, theory-based interpretive technique for the WAIS?-III makes this an important source for practising psychologists, in addition to a entire textual content for graduate scholars.

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1996; Sternberg & Grigorenko, 1997) and should be consulted for in-depth treatment of the topic. In this section, the concept of heritability is discussed within the context of accumulated research findings by behavior geneticists, and the point is stressed that the key question to consider is not genetics versus environment but genetics versus malleability of the IQ (Angoff, 1988). , PKU, Tay Sachs disease) or an abnormal number of either nonsex chromosomes (Down’s syndrome) or sex chromosomes (Klinefelter’s or Turner’s syndrome) (Vandenberg & Vogler, 1985).

440–441). Although IQ seems to be a valid predictor of job performance, the general findings from this line of research indicate that a relatively small amount of the variance in job performance is ac- counted for by IQ. 5 (Hunter & Hunter, 1984; Schmidt & Hunter, 1998), accounting for 25% of the variance in job performance. As Sternberg, Wagner, Williams, and Horvath (1995) point out, these values leave at least threequarters of the variance unexplained. Sternberg et al. suggest that practical intelligence (common sense) is a variable that may contribute to the prediction of job performance, above and beyond what traditional IQ contributes.

S. 56) for jobs grouped into four categories. Hunter showed further that validity coefficients are even higher when objective work samples of job performance are used instead of subjective supervisor ratings. 53 in military data. In a more recent synthesis of the vocational data, Schmidt and Hunter (1998) reviewed 85 years of research in personnel selection, focusing on the results of the best meta-analyses, including much of the data reviewed in the preceding paragraphs. 65 (GMA + integrity test).

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