Cattell Culture-Fair Test

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An intelligence test designed specifically to avoid the test bias assumed to affect scores on more conventional tests, such as the Wechsler scales and the Stanford-Binet test, by excluding items requiring linguistic skills and general knowledge. See also culture-fair. Compare Raven's Progressive Matrices. CCFT abbrev. [Named after the English-born US psychologist Raymond B(ernard) Cattell (1905–98) who first published it in the Journal of Educational Psychology in 1940, describing it as ‘culture-free’]

Subjects: Psychology.

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