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Catalog Number 13.0009.014
Object Name Test, Intelligence
Title Pyschological Corp. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-R)
Description Black leather briefcase with zipper contains all of the boxes, cards, etc. Coyright 1955, 1976, 1981.

.01 Word List: cardpaper sheet, printed both sides, 8 1/2 x 11
.02 Score Sheet for puzzles (object assembly): paper taped to manila envelope, 11 3/4 x 9 3/8
.03-8 Object Assembly: Elephant pieces (in .09)
.09 Object Assembly E Box: cardboard covered with black paper, top and bottom
.10-16 Object Assembly: Hand pieces (in .17)
.17 Object Assembly: H Box: same as .09
.18-23 Object Assembly: Man pieces (in .24)
.24 Object Assembly M Box: same as .09
.25-31 Object Assembly: Woman's head (in .32)
.32 Object Assembly P Box: same as .09
.33-41 Plastic blocks, red/white, 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/16
.42 WAIS-R Block Design Box: cardboard covered in black paper top and bottom. Top has gold
lettering and stamped inside "National Institute of Mental Health Laboratory of Psychology
and Psychopathology". The bottom has sticker "MTL Neurological Hospital/Institute, 16214."
.43 WAIS-R Picture Completion Block Design Flip Book: black cover. Inside are numbered line
drawings of various objects, activities, animals. There is a separate section for "Block
Designs" with various red/white pattens to be made with the blocks. 4 1/8 x 2 3/4" x 3/4
.44 WAIS-R Picture Completion Block Design flip book: same as .43 but slightly different cover
page
.45 WAIS-R Picture Arrangement book: Heavy black covers with gold writing. Has ten folders
holding cards with images on them labelled: House (3); Flirt (5); Romeo (5); Louie (6),
Enter (5), Escape (4), Hill (5), Fish (6), Robber (5), Taxi (6), 2 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 1 15/8
.46-48 House cards (building a house)
.49-53 Flirt cards (king picking up woman on street)
.54-58 Romeo cards (boy serenading figure in window)
.59-64 Louie (man breaking up boys' fight over comic book)
.65-69 Enter (woman trying to open door)
.70-73 Escape (prisoner breaking out)
.74-78 Hill (people climbing up)
.79-84 Fish (king fishing off dock)
.85-89 Robber (robber, man, and apple)
.90-95 Taxi (man with statue)
.96 Bic ballpoint pen with blue cap and clip
.97 Skilcraft #2 pencil
.98 Briefcase, black with gold "WAIS-R", zipper closure, black plastic handle. Crumpled.
3" x 15 5/8 x 11 1/2
Date c. 1982
Collection National Institute of Mental Health
Accession number 13.0009
Caption Pyschological Corp. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-R)
Catalog date 2013-06-07
Catalog type History
Provenance The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) is supposed to measure the intelligence of adults and older teens. The original test was released in 1955 by David Wechsler, which replaced a 1939 Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale. Wechsler believed that general intelligence is composed of various specific and interrelated functions or elements that can be individully measured. His test differed greatly from the Binet scale in that it used the point scale instead of the age scale and had a non-verbal performance scale.

The WAIS-R was released in 1981. It has six verbal and five performance subtests and measures verbal intelligence, performance intelligence, and full scale intelligence.
Number of images 5
Updated 2013-12-17
Condition Good
Credit line Mr. Jason McEntee, NIMH
Organizations NIH; NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health)
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none