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Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

noun Wechs·ler Adult Intelligence Scale \ˈweks-lər-\

Medical Definition of WECHSLER ADULT INTELLIGENCE SCALE

:  an updated version of the Wechsler-Bellevue test having the same structure but standardized against a different population to more accurately reflect the general population—abbreviation WAIS

Biographical Note for WECHSLER ADULT INTELLIGENCE SCALE

Wechsler, David (1896–1981), American psychologist. Wechsler enjoyed a long association with New York City's Bellevue Hospital, serving as chief psychologist from 1932 to 1967. He is known as the inventor of several widely used intelligence tests for adults and children, including the Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale (1939), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (1949), and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (1955).

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