The field of intelligence testing has been revolutionized by Alan S. Kaufman. He developed the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) with David Wechsler, and his best-selling book, Intelligent Testing with the WISC-R, introduced the phrase "intelligent testing." Kaufman, with his wife, Nadeen, then created his own series of tests: the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC), the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA), the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT), and many others. The K-ABC, the first major intelligence test to challenge the Wechsler, helped raise the bar for future tests. This book is a celebration of his life's work, with contributions by a who's who in IQ testing, including Bruce Bracken, Dawn Flanagan, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, Randy Kamphaus, Nancy Mather, Steve McCallum, Jack Naglieri, Tom Oakland, Cecil Reynolds, and Robert Sternberg. The book, edited by his son James, features essays expanding on his work and ideas from former students and colleagues.
About the Editor:
James C. Kaufman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he directs the Learning Research Institute. Dr Kaufman's research focuses on the nurturance, structure, and assessment of creativity. Kaufman is the author or editor of 15 books either published or in press. These include Essentials of Creativity Assessment (with Jonathan Plucker and John Baer; 2008), International Handbook of Creativity (with Robert J. Sternberg; Cambridge, 2006), and Applied Intelligence (with Robert J. Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko; Cambridge, 2008). His research has been featured on CNN, NPR, the New York Times, and the BBC. Kaufman is a founding co-editor of the official journal for APA's Division 10, Psychology, Aesthetics, and the Arts. He is also the associate editor of Journal of Creativity Behavior and the incoming editor of International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving and is the series editor of the Psych 101 series. He received the 2003 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from APA's Division 10, as well as NAGC's E. Paul Torrance Award.