An analysis of the Verbal Comprehension Index of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Fourth Edition (WAIS–IV) using the Model of Hierarchical Complexity (MHC): Why might stage be a better measure of “smarts” than verbal IQ?

@inproceedings{Featherston2016AnAO,
  title={An analysis of the Verbal Comprehension Index of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Fourth Edition (WAIS–IV) using the Model of Hierarchical Complexity (MHC): Why might stage be a better measure of “smarts” than verbal IQ?},
  author={Kyle Gramer Featherston and Shuling Julie Chen and Maria Toth-Gauthier and James M. D. Day and Philippe Herman and Raquel Laverdeur and L. C. Nicola{\"i} and Anne-Catherine Nicolay and Alice Sini and Caroline Tilkin and Mireille Tyberghein and Christian Vanheck},
  year={2016}
}
While IQ tests are the most common and largely accepted measurement of how “smart” a person is, whether they are the best measure of this construct is up for debate. This paper will discuss the relationship between IQ tests and their corresponding order of hierarchical complexity developmental stage scores based on the model of hierarchical complexity (MHC). The Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI) scales of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Fourth Edition (WAIS–IV) were used for scoring. The… CONTINUE READING

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