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Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale

Psychological Tests · Psychology

A wooden case covered in plaid printed paper in shades of brown. The lid is attached with two brass hinges. Two brass front clasps and a brass lock keep the lid closed. There is a leather handle attached to the side of the case with metal hinges, positioned over the central lock. There are fifteen components inside including: a packing slip listing contents of the box; 38 record forms copyright 1940, all blank; a paper pad; an orange pencil; a form board with circle, triangle, and square cutouts; a red wooden ring with white string attached; 2 metal spoons stamped with “made in USA 900 WE W”; one red and one yellow yarn pompom; a plastic rattle with hollow white and blue ball at either end of handle; a green cardboard box containing 58 red sugar pellets; a miniature tea cup approx 1 cm; a handkerchief with pink edging; 2 wooden orange boxes, open on 1 side; 2 pale stones; one plastic doll with small metal circular insert on back, painted blue and black eyes, red lips, pink cheeks and knees, darkened on head, naked, which whistles when squeezed, a metal key, comes in a cardboard box; a piece of glass; and a glass bottle with tapered mouth.

Accession Number: 2011.psy.6

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials:

Wood, Plastic, Paper, Glass, Metal, Stone


There is a handwritten sticker on the outside top lid reading “Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale”. There is a typed sticker on the front side of case reading “Cattell Infant Intelligence Scales A III”. Written in pencil on top of case: “035”.

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 13.4, Width = 27.5, Length = 45.

Function: Testing infant intelligence


Good: the case is stained, worn and torn in the corners.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Psychological Corporation, New York, NY

Date of Manufacture: c. 1940


Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

Additional Information and References:

Historical Notes:

1) “Psychology’s Feminist Voices” contributors, “Profile: Psyche Cattell”, Psychology’s Feminist Voices, <a href=””></a>

2) Nova Southeastern Univeristy, “Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale”, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern Univeristy, <a href=””></a>