A measure of one’s ability to work with real objects, obtained from tests in picture arrangement, object assembly, mazes, and related tasks. Performance IQ and verbal IQ results are combined to create one’s IQ score.
Example: A talent for mechanical work or other skillful craftsmanship may be expressed as a higher-than-average performance IQ score.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Oct 2008