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Wechsler Scales

[ weks-ler ]

noun

, Psychology.
  1. a group of intelligence tests, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale WAIS, later revised WAIS-R; the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children WISC, later revised WISC-R; the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence WPPSI; and the Wechsler-Bellevue Scale, no longer used, all of which emphasize performance and verbal skills and give separate scores for subtests in vocabulary, arithmetic, memory span, assembly of objects, and other abilities.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Wechsler Scales1

Named after David Wechsler (1896–1981), Romanian-born U.S. psychologist, who developed them

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