Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Nook: Contemporary Intellectual Assessment, Third Edition: Theories, Tests, and Issues




Hot of the press

Contemporary Intellectual Assessment, Third Edition: Theories, Tests, and Issues [Hardcover]. Dawn P. Flanagan PhD (Editor), Patti L. Harrison Phd (Editor)

I. The Origins of Intellectual Assessment

1. A History of Intelligence Assessment: The Unfinished Tapestry, John D. Wasserman

2. A History of Intelligence Test Interpretation, Randy W. Kamphaus, Anne Pierce Winsor, Ellen W. Rowe,and Sangwon Kim

II. Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives

3. Foundations for Better Understanding of Cognitive Abilities, John L. Horn and Nayena Blankson

4. The Cattell–Horn–Carroll (CHC) Model of Intelligence, W. Joel Schneider and Kevin S. McGrew

5. Assessment of Intellectual Profile: A Perspective from Multiple-Intelligences Theory, Jie-Qi Chen andHoward Gardner

6. The Triarchic Theory of Successful Intelligence, Robert J. Sternberg

7. Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, Successive (PASS): A Cognitive Processing–Based Theory of Intelligence, Jack A. Naglieri, J. P. Das, and Sam Goldstein

III. Contemporary Intelligence, Cognitive, and Neuropsychological Batteries (and Associated Achievement Tests)

8. The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale–Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) and the Wechsler Memory Scale–Fourth Edition (WMS-IV), Lisa Whipple Drozdick, Dustin Wahlstrom, Jianjun Zhu, and Lawrence G. Weiss

9. The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence–Third Edition (WPPSI–III), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fourth Edition (WISC–IV), and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test–Third Edition (WIAT–III), Dustin Wahlstrom, Kristina C. Breaux, Jianjun Zhu, and Lawrence G. Weiss

10. The Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5), Gale H. Roid and Mark Pomplun

11. The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children–Second Edition (KABC-II) and the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement–Second Edition (KTEA-II), Jennie Kaufman Singer, Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, James C. Kaufman, Alan S. Kaufman, and Nadeen L. Kaufman

12. The Woodcock–Johnson III Normative Update (WJ III NU): Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement, Fredrick A. Schrank and Barbara J. Wendling

13. The Differential Ability Scales–Second Edition (DAS-II), Colin D. Elliott

14. The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT): A Multidimensional Nonverbal Alternative for Cognitive Assessment, R. Steve McCallum and Bruce A. Bracken

15. The Cognitive Assessment System (CAS): From Theory to Practice, Jack A. Naglieri and Tulio M. Otero

16. The Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS) and the Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test (RIST), Cecil R. Reynolds, Randy W. Kamphaus, and Tara C. Raines

17. The NEPSY-II, Robb N. Matthews, Cynthia A. Riccio, and John L. Davis

18. The Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV): Assessment of Diverse Populations, Jack A. Naglieriand Tulio M. Otero

IV. Contemporary Interpretive Approaches and Their Relevance for Intervention

19. The Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Approach: An Overview, Historical Perspective, and Current Directions, Dawn P. Flanagan, Vincent C. Alfonso, and Samuel O. Ortiz

20. Cognitive Hypothesis Testing (CHT): Linking Test Results to the Real World, Catherine A. Fiorello, James B. Hale, and Kirby L. Wycoff

21. Processing Approaches to Interpreting Information from Cognitive Ability Tests: A Critical Review,Randy G. Floyd and John H. Kranzler

22. Testing with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations: Moving beyond the Verbal–Performance Dichotomy into Evidence-Based Practice, Samuel O. Ortiz, Salvador Hector Ochoa, and Agnieszka M. Dynda

23. Linking Cognitive Abilities to Academic Interventions for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling

V. Assessment of Intelligence and Cognitive Functioning in Different Populations

24. Cognitive Assessment in Early Childhood: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives, Laurie Ford, Michelle L. Kozey, and Juliana Negreiros

25. Use of Intelligence Tests in the Identification of Giftedness, David E. McIntosh, Felicia A. Dixon, andEric E. Pierson

26. Use of Ability Tests in the Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) within the Context of an Operational Definition, Dawn P. Flanagan, Vincent C. Alfonso, Jennifer T. Mascolo, and Marlene Sotelo-Dynega

27. Assessment of Intellectual Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Laura Grofer Klinger, Sarah E. O’Kelley, Joanna L. Mussey, Sam Goldstein, and Melissa DeVries

28. Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment of ADHD: Redefining a Disruptive Behavior Disorder,James B. Hale, Megan Yim, Andrea N. Schneider, Gabrielle Wilcox, Julie N. Henzel, and Shauna G. Dixon

29. Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment of Individuals with Sensory and Physical Disabilities and Traumatic Brain Injury, Scott L. Decker, Julia A. Englund, and Alycia M. Roberts

30. Use of Intelligence Tests in the Identification of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), Kathleen Armstrong, Jason Hangauer, and Joshua Nadeau

VI. Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Intellectual Assessment

31. Using Joint Test Standards to Evaluate the Validity Evidence for Intelligence Tests, Jeffery P. Bradenand Bradley C. Niebling

32. Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) to Aid in Understanding the Constructs Measured by Intelligence Tests, Timothy Z. Keith and Matthew R. Reynolds

33: The Emergence of Neuropsychological Constructs into Tests of Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities,Daniel C. Miller and Denise E. Maricle

34. The Role of Cognitive and Intelligence Tests in the Assessment of Executive Functions, Denise E. Maricle and Erin Avirett

35. Intelligence Tests in the Context of Emerging Assessment Practices: Problem-Solving Applications,Rachel Brown-Chidsey and Kristina J. Andren

36. Intellectual, Cognitive, and Neuropsychological Assessment in Three-Tier Service Delivery Practices in Schools, George McCloskey, James Whitaker, Ryan Murphy, and Jane Rogers

Appendix. The Three-Stratum Theory of Cognitive Abilities, John B. Carroll




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Dr. Stephen Greenspan on the definition of MR/ID: The definition is all (or mostly) wet.

In his speech when accepting the 2011 APA Division 33 Jacobson award, Stephen Greenspan made the following comment

Unfortunately, the typical Atkins hearing is less a quest for the truth about individuals than it is a quest for the truth about IQ or adaptive behavior test scores. This is not a new concern, but the much higher stakes in capital cases bring the inadequacies in defining and diagnosing ID into greater relief. Unfortunately, the “physics emulation” phenomenon seems to be getting worse rather than better, in part because the same “scientistic” (superficial embrace of scientific trappings) emphasis on SD‐based cutting scores that has characterized the prong one (intelligence) now seems to have taken over prong two (adaptive functioning), as reflected in new wording in both AAIDD‐11 and in a DSM‐5 draft. Concern about the need for a more responsible approach to testifying in Atkins cases has brought about efforts by myself and colleagues about how ID should and should not be evaluated in criminal proceedings (Greenspan, 2009d, 2011b).

Dr. Greenspan has been an extremely vocal and consistent critique of past and current definitions of intellectual disability. An abridged version of his complete speech was printed in the latest APA Division 33 newsletter (click here and go to page 4), with a note at the end indicating that those who want a copy of the entire speech should contact Dr. Greenspan.

Kudos to Dr. Greenspan for his continued efforts to improve the definition of MR/ID


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Do sexually aroused men score higher on IQ tests? A matter of life or death




Thanks to Kevin Foley (again) for sending me a new Atkins MR/ID death penalty decision--Pizzuto v Blades (2012, Idaho). I have not read the entire decision, but one interesting point has been brought to my attention.

Pizzuto's lawyers argued that his 1996 IQ score may have been inflated due to the testing being conducted by a very attractive female psychometrician. We all know that some test-specific variables can impact the reliability and precision of an IQ score, but there is no research suggesting that a man can score close to 14 points higher simply to impress an attractive examiner. Nice try defense...but a swing and a miss.

As stated on page 30 of the decision, Pizzuto may have been motivated to perform better than he otherwise would have "because Dr. Beaver’s ‘very attractive' female psychometrician administered the test . . . . Based on this, he claims that it would be appropriate to decrease the 1996 score by nearly a standard deviation, or 14 points, due to the presence of an attractive test administrator.” [pg 30].


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Atkins MR/ID death penalty court decisions: Update on Hines v Thaler (TX, 2011)




An update on Hines v Thaler (2011) which has had two prior decisions posted at the ICDP blog.



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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

WJ III cognitive test deficits--base rates of number of deficient tests

Kudos to Scott Decker, Joel Schneider and Brad Hale for the excellent article on how to estimate base rates for the number of deficient test scores (using various levels of standard score deficit criteria (e.g., SS <= 80; SS <=70) in the Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ III) Standard and Extended cognitive batteries (tests 1-14). Not surprisingly, they find that the number of relative weaknesses a person displays is most likely more than most clinicians would believe.

Of more practical significance is a series of smoothed figures they provide, by age, which would allow clinicians to determine the base rate significance of number of deviant WJ III cognitive tests (from primary 14 tests).

Conflict of interest disclosure - I am a coauthor of the WJ III

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Friday, January 13, 2012

How to estimate best IQ score if someone has taken multiple IQ tests: The psychometric magic of Dr. Joel Schneider

Dr. Joel Schneider has posted an excellent explanation on how to estimate a person's "true IQ score" when a person has taken multiple IQ tests at different times. Probably the most important take-away message is one should never calculated the simple arithmetic average. The median would be more appropriate, but Joel provides and even more psychometrically sound method and an Excel spreadhsheet for implementing his excellent logic and methods.



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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blogging lite: On a REAL vacation...Jimmy Buffet?


Not having had a real vacation in years (all others have been tied to conferences or professional trips), the blogmaster is taking a REAL cruise vacation, with my lovely Lady Di, utill Jan 22.

I will not be blogging, or may be blogging lite (push FYI posts) from wherever the ship is at. Jimmy Buffet...here I come




I shall return.





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Article: Do Brain Scans Sway Juries?



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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Coalition for DSM-5 reform call for independent reviews and letters




The Coalition for DSM-5 has announced an open letter campaign to solicit independent reviews and feedback regarding DSM-5. - Posted using BlogPress from Kevin McGrew's iPad

Article: Could an iTunes-like model work with scientific publishing? : Discovering Biology in a Digital World


Could an iTunes-like model work with scientific publishing? : Discovering Biology in a Digital World
http://scienceblogs.com/digitalbio/2012/01/could_an_itunes-like_model_wor.php

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Article: Appealability and Time Limits on Habeas



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Monday, January 9, 2012

Atkin's MR/ID Death Penalty Court Decision: Sanchez v PA (2010)




Sanchez v PA (2010) showed up in my inbox late last week. I have not read it but am adding it to the court decision blogroll. It was communicated to me that it is an important case for those in PA (since it sets the standard for resolving Atkins cases in that state) and because of the nice summary it provides regarding what other stats have done with Atkins cases. - Posted using BlogPress from Kevin McGrew's iPad

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 6, Issue 1 - New Issue Alert





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Criminalising Anti-Social Behaviour
Andrew Cornford
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What is Inhuman Treatment?
Kevin J. Murtagh
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A Human Right not to be Punished? Punishment as Derogation of Rights
J. D. Shepherd
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Criminalizing Health-Related Behaviors Dangerous to Others? Disease Transmission, Transmission-Facilitation, and the Importance of Trust
Leslie Pickering Francis & John G. Francis
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How to Argue About Prostitution
Michelle Madden Dempsey
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"Moore or Less" Causation and Responsibility
Larry Alexander & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
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Review of "Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law"
David Dolinko
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Book Review
Vera Bergelson: Victims' Rights and Victims' Wrongs
Christopher Bennett
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Book Review
Susan Easton: Prisoners' Rights: Principles and Practice
Richard L. Lippke
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Article: Perlin on Pathological Altruism



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Article: NEW RESOURCES: Most Recent DEATH ROW USA Report Now Available


NEW RESOURCES: Most Recent DEATH ROW USA Report Now Available
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Making my mom and dad proud: The blogmaster gets some press

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Atkins MR/ID Death Penalty Court Decision: Watkins v NC (2011)




Another recent Atkins decisions was shared with me. I have not had time to read it. Posted without comments. Watkins v NC (2011) - Posted using BlogPress from Kevin McGrew's iPad

Monday, January 2, 2012

Article: Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads



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Atkins MR/ID death penalty court decision: Black v Bell (US; TN, 2011)





Thanks again to Kevin Foley for forwarding me a copy of Black v. Bell (2011).

Briefly, this case was remanded for further proceedings.  The case includes a variety of criticall Atkins issues such as the application of the SEM and the Flynn Effect, adaptive deficits vs. strengths and etiology of the condition.

Prior 2005 decision can be found here.

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Article: Introducing SpringerBriefs



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