Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)

FREE for use with an Inquisit Lab or Inquisit Web license.

Available Test Forms

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Advanced Version

The advanced version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort task by Zelazo (2006) used to measure executive functioning in children as young as 3. This version replaces border cues with verbal cues before each trial.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated
English
Feb 22, 2023, 4:53PM

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Complete

The complete version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort task by Zelazo (2006). The complete version runs the standard version, and if they pass, continues with the advanced version.
Duration: 10 minutes
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English
Feb 23, 2022, 10:23PM

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Standard Version

The standard version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort task by Zelazo (2006) used to measure executive functioning in children as young as 3.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated
English
Apr 18, 2023, 6:00PM

Modified Card Sort Test

The Modified Card Sort Test described by Nelson (1976).
Duration: 1.5 minutes
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German
Feb 22, 2023, 4:53PM
Spanish
Feb 22, 2023, 4:53PM

Simplified Wisconsin Card Sort Test

The simple Wisconsin Card Sorting Test with Inquisit. Thanks to Sabrina Goh for sharing this script.
Duration: 2 minutes
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Wisconsin Card Sort Test

The computerized version of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test as described by Grant & Berg (1948)
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated
Chinese
Aug 23, 2023, 2:48PM
French
Nov 30, 2023, 12:13AM
German
Feb 22, 2023, 4:53PM
Spanish
Nov 30, 2023, 12:13AM

References

Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST).

Berg, E. A. (1948). A simple objective technique for measuring flexibility in thinking. Journal of General Psychology, 39, 15-22.

Heaton, R. K., Chelune, G. J., Talley, J. L., Kay, G. G., & Curtiss, G. (1993). Wisconsin Card Sorting Test manual: Revised and expanded. Odessa: Psychological Assessment Resources.

Berman, K. F., Ostrem, J. L., Randolph, C., Gold, J., Goldberg, T. E., Coppola, R., Carson, R. E., Herscovitch, P., Weinberger, D. R. (1995). Physiological activation of a cortical network during performance of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: a positron emission tomography study. Neuropsychologia, 33, 1027-1046.

Milner, B. (2003). Effect of Different Brain Lesions on Card Sorting. Archives of Neurology, 9, 90–100.

Greve, K. W., Stickle, T. R., Love, J., Bianchini, K. J., Stanford, M. S. (2005). Latent structure of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: a confirmatory factor analytic study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20, 355-364.

Rossi, A., Daneluzzo, E., Tomassini, A., Struglia, F., Cavallaro, R., Smeraldi, E., Stratta, P. (2006). The effect of verbalization strategy on Wisconsin Card Sorting Test performance in schizophrenic patients receiving classical or atypical antipsychotics. BMC Psychiatry, 6, 3.

Miles, Stephanie, Howlett, Caitlin A, Berryman, Carolyn, Nedeljkovic, Maja, Moseley, G Lorimer, & Phillipou, Andrea. (2021). Considerations for using the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test to assess cognitive flexibility. Behavior Research Methods, Behavior research methods, 2021-03-22.

Links

Wikipedia. History of the Wisconsin Card Sort Task.