Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)

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Available Test Forms

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Advanced Version - English

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.
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Complete - English

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.
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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022, 10:23PM

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Standard Version - English

The standard version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort task by Zelazo (2006) used to measure executive functioning in children as young as 3.
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Modified Card Sort Test - English

The Modified Card Sort Test described by Nelson (1976).
Duration: 1.5 minutes
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Modified Card Sort Test - German

The Modified Card Sort Test described by Nelson (1976).
Duration: 1.5 minutes
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Modified Card Sort Test - Spanish

The Modified Card Sort Test described by Nelson (1976).
Duration: 1.5 minutes
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Simplified Wisconsin Card Sort Test - English

The simple Wisconsin Card Sorting Test with Inquisit. Thanks to Sabrina Goh for sharing this script.
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Wisconsin Card Sort Test - English

The computerized version of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test as described by Grant & Berg (1948)
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Wisconsin Card Sort Test - German

The computerized version of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test as described by Grant & Berg (1948)
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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.