Samuel Kohs

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Samuel Calmin Kohs (New York June 2, 1890 – San Francisco January 23, 1984) was an American psychologist who spent his career in clinical and educational psychology. He was awarded a B.A. degree at City College of New York, an M.A. at Clark University. He developed for his doctoral dissertation in 1919[1][2] at Stanford University a set of small variously colored blocks (known as the Kohs blocks) that are used to form test patterns in psychodiagnostic examination.[3]


  • Kohs, S. The Binet-Simon measuring scale for intelligence: an annotated bibliography. Journal of Educational Psychology, 1914, 5, 215-224, 279-290, 335-346.
  • Kohs, S. C. The Practicability of the Binet Scale and the Question of the Borderline Case. Psychopathic Bull. No. 2, Chicago House of Correction. Nov. 1915. pp. 23. Also Tr. Sch. Bull. 1916, XII, pp. 211–224.
  • Kohs, S. C. The Borderlines of Mental Deficiency. Jour. Psych. Asthv XX-3-4, Mar.-June, 1916. pp. 88–103.
  • Kohs, S. C. The Intelligence Quotient and Border Unity. Jour. Delinquency. II-l, Jan. 1917. pp. 14–23.
  • Block design test, Journal of Experimental Psychology (3:5) October 1920
  • Kohs, S. C. Intelligence Measurement: A Psychological and Statistical Study Based upon the Block-design Tests, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1923.

Related works[edit]

  • LIDZ, THEODORE, JAMES R. GAY, and CHRISTOPHER TIETZE: "Intelligence in cerebral deficit states and schizophrenia measured by the Kohs Block Test," Arch. Neurol. Psychiat., 48, 568-582, 1942.


  1. ^ ISNI
  2. ^ Samuel Kohs Dies on Coast; Active in Jewish Social Work, The New York Times, February 1, 1984, [1]
  3. ^ Intelligence measurement a psychological and statistical study based upon the block-design tests, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1923 [2]
  • "Samuel Calmin Kohs papers". American Jewish Historical Society. May 26, 1895. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  • Obituary, The New York Times February 1, 1984 [3]