Cognitive Measures

  • Stewart Gabel
  • Gerald D. Oster
  • Steven M. Butnik


Broadly speaking, intelligence testing attempts to measure an individual’s mental capacity, that is, his or her ability to understand and to cope with his or her world. There are more precise definitions of intelligence, but disagreements among theoreticians regarding the exact nature of intelligence continue to exist. For example, the question remains whether intelligence is comprised of a number of independent factors or one single factor or ability (general intelligence).1


Test Item Intelligence Quotient Intelligence Quotient Score Intellectual Functioning Cognitive Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stewart Gabel
    • 1
  • Gerald D. Oster
    • 2
  • Steven M. Butnik
    • 3
  1. 1.New York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterWhite PlainsUSA
  2. 2.Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA)RockvilleUSA
  3. 3.Independent PracticeRichmondUSA

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