The generality of the WAIS standardization for the aged: A regional comparison

C. Eisdorfer, L. D. Cohen

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Abstract

"This study reports WAIS data on 239 elderly subjects above age 60 from the Durham, North Carolina, area. In view of the absence of national norms above age 65 for the WAIS and the suggested use of data from 352 subjects from a Kansas City study as tentative norms, it seemed especially appropriate to compare these latter with the Duke data. Stable differences were found between the samples, with the Duke groups showing supriority in the Verbal subtest scores and lower achievement in the Performance subtests. No satisfactory explanation of these differences is offered, other than the possibility of regional influences. The need for establishing national norms on a national sample of the aged is demonstrated." From Psyc Abstracts 36:04:4FI20E. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-527
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Abnormal and Social Psychology
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1961

Keywords

  • CREATIVITY
  • INTELLIGENCE &
  • MATURITY &
  • OLD AGE
  • OLD AGE, WAIS NORMS FOR, REGIONAL COMPARISON, HD
  • WECHSLER ADULT INTELLIGENCE SCALE, NORMS FOR AGED, REGIONAL COMPARISON, HD

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