The Wechsler Family Range

Internationally respected for their reliability, efficiency and accuracy, the Wechsler Family range of assessments help Clinical, Educational, Forensic and Neuro Psychologists to measure cognitive abilities, clinical memory and achievement in both adults and children.

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David Wechsler

A timeline of David Wechsler's life and work, from the day he was born in Romania right up to the present day. He passed away in 1981, but his influence lives on to this day and his name is still one of the best-known in the field of psychological assessment.

2017: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Third UK Edition (WIAT-IIIUK) is published. Available in print or digital format.

2016: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth UK Edition (WISC-VUK) is published. Available in print or digital format.

2013: Pearson Assessment launches Q-interactive (please link to the new Qi page) , which includes two of Wechsler's key assessments

1982-Present: Tests continue to be updated and revised to this day

May 2, 1981: David Wechsler passes away

1968-1981: Wechsler contributes to the revision and update of his widely used tests

1967: The last of Wechsler’s tests the Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence is developed

1955: Develops the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and Wechsler Test of Adult Reading  

1945-1949: Develops the Wechsler Memory Scale and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

1939: Publishes the Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale

1932-1967: Moves back to New York and becomes a Chief Psychologist at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital

1932: Goes to Austria and studies with Anna Freud et al at the Vienna Psycholanalytic Institute

1927: Opens a private clinic practice

1925-1927: Receives his Ph.D., and approaches James Cattell, about working for The Psychological Corporation. Serves as acting secretary for the company

1922-1924 Is a psychologist in New York City's Bureau of Child Guidance while working on his doctoral degree at Columbia

1920: Wins a fellowship to the University of Paris and studies physiological changes related to emotion with researchers Henri Pieron and Louis Lapique

1919: Transfers to France and is then assigned to study in England at the University of London under noted scientists and statisticians Charles Spearman and Karl Pearson

Works as a psychological examiner in the Army, where he met psychologists Edward Lee Thorndike and Robert M. Yerkes

1917: Receives his M.A. degree in experimental psychology at Columbia University under Robert S. Woodworth

1916: Receives an A.B. degree from City College of New York

1902: Emigrates to New York at age 6

1896: Born in Romania, the youngest of seven children