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Transcript of David Wechsler
Born: January 12, 1896
Died: May 12, 1981
From: Lespezi, Romania
What was Wechsler Known For?
Best known for his intelligence tests.
Wechsler Adult Intelligent Scale
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
Types of Scales (abbreviated)
WAIS: Developed in 1939
WISC: Developed in 1949
(Used in schools today!)
WPPSI: Developed in 1967
David believes intelligence is made up of different abilities rather than a single intelligence factor.
Army Psychologist 1917
Tested Army reruiters in WWI. Opened private practice 1925.
WAIS-IV helped identify learning disabilities. It was revised multiple times.
University of New York, Columbia University, and University of Paris
“Intelligence is the aggregate of global capacity of the individual to act purposefully, to think rationally and to deal with effectively with his environment.” D.W