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Wechsler Memory Scale III

Wechsler Memory Scale III Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 473–477, 1999 Copyright © 1999 National Academy of Neuropsychology Printed in the USA. All rights reserved 0887-6177/99 $–see front matter PII S0887-6177(98)00034-1 Book and Test Review Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., Associate Editor Psych Associates, Towson, MD Wechsler Memory Scale III, by D. Wechsler. San Antonio, TX: The Psychological Cor- poration, 1997. The Wechsler Memory Scale-III (WMS-III) represents the third iteration of what has become the most widely used omnibus battery for memory assessment of adults. Each edition of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) has reflected significant changes and im- provements relative to earlier editions, demonstrating both psychometric improve- ments, and increased clinical and scientific understanding of memory function and dys- function. Hence, the WMS (Wechsler, 1945), criticized for limited normative data (i.e., age corrections were based on age-related changes in Wechsler-Bellevue Performance IQ), conceptualization of memory as a unitary Memory Quotient, and underrepresenta- tion of visual memory (see Larrabee, Kane, & Schuck, 1983, Prigatano, 1978), evolved to the Wechsler Memory Scale Revised (WMS-R; Wechsler, 1987). The WMS-R included additional visual memory procedures and expanded normative data, and abandoned the use of the Memory Quotient, which was replaced by Verbal Memory, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology Oxford University Press

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0887-6177
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10.1093/arclin/14.5.473
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Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 473–477, 1999 Copyright © 1999 National Academy of Neuropsychology Printed in the USA. All rights reserved 0887-6177/99 $–see front matter PII S0887-6177(98)00034-1 Book and Test Review Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., Associate Editor Psych Associates, Towson, MD Wechsler Memory Scale III, by D. Wechsler. San Antonio, TX: The Psychological Cor- poration, 1997. The Wechsler Memory Scale-III (WMS-III) represents the third iteration of what has become the most widely used omnibus battery for memory assessment of adults. Each edition of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) has reflected significant changes and im- provements relative to earlier editions, demonstrating both psychometric improve- ments, and increased clinical and scientific understanding of memory function and dys- function. Hence, the WMS (Wechsler, 1945), criticized for limited normative data (i.e., age corrections were based on age-related changes in Wechsler-Bellevue Performance IQ), conceptualization of memory as a unitary Memory Quotient, and underrepresenta- tion of visual memory (see Larrabee, Kane, & Schuck, 1983, Prigatano, 1978), evolved to the Wechsler Memory Scale Revised (WMS-R; Wechsler, 1987). The WMS-R included additional visual memory procedures and expanded normative data, and abandoned the use of the Memory Quotient, which was replaced by Verbal Memory,

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Archives of Clinical NeuropsychologyOxford University Press

Published: Jul 1, 1999

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