Psychological Testing by Models of Cognitive Ability

Lynne Beal, John O. Willis and Ron Dumont

in The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199796304
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199983292 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Psychological Testing by Models of Cognitive Ability

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Intelligence has been conceptualized as both a general ability (g) and as multiple abilities. These two views have been the basis for several theories of cognitive abilities. Derived from those theories, models of cognitive functioning have formed the basis of recent tests of intelligence and component abilities. This chapter maps the CHC theory, Luria theory and Cross-Battery approaches and models of cognitive abilities onto the most recent tests of cognitive ability. By understanding the abilities measured by cognitive tests, practitioners can better appraise the strengths and needs of the clients they assess. Reviews of recent tests guide practitioners in choosing the most appropriate tests and subtests to measure their client's abilities as they relate to learning disabilities, giftedness, and intellectual disability.

Keywords: cognitive; ability; assessment; models; theory; learning disabilities; intelligence; gifted; mental retardation; review

Article.  19507 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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