Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised


Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised


The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R), was a general test of intelligence, which David Wechsler, the test's author, defined as "the global capacity of the individual to act purposefully, to think rationally, and to deal effectively with his environment." In keeping with this definition of intelligence as an aggregate of mental aptitudes or abilities, the WAIS-R has traditionally consisted of 11 subtests divided into two parts, verbal and performance. For this study, the WAIS-R included definitions of words only. The official Spanish versions of the WAIS (EIWA) was used when appropriate.

WAVE 1: The WAIS-R (PDF 2MG) was only administered to subjects in Cohort 18.

WAVE 2: The WAIS-R (PDF 3.5MG) was administered only to subjects in Cohort 18.

WAVE 3: The WAIS-R (PDF 3.2MG) was administered only to subjects in Cohort 12.


Wechsler, D. (1981). Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised. San Antonio: Psychological Corporation.

Related Internet Resources

Basic information regarding WAIS from Wilderdom.com

Basic information regarding WAIS from Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies

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Shaded boxes indicate that the measure is not available for a given wave/cohort.

Wave Cohort
0 3 6 9 12 15 18

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