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Thurstone, L. L. (Louis Leon) 1887-1955

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Works: 257 works in 778 publications in 2 languages and 8,152 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: BF39, 152.8
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The measurement of values by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
41 editions published between 1952 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multiple-factor analysis; a development and expansion of The vectors of the mind by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
54 editions published between 1947 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nature of intelligence by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
45 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A psychological subject that is at the present time very much in the public mind is that of Intelligence Tests. Most of the psychological tests that are in common use have been arrived at principally by trying different tests for different purposes until certain tests have been found to be successful. There is considerable difference of opinion as to what intelligence really is, but, even if we do not know just what intelligence is, we can still use the tests as long as they are demonstrably satisfactory for definite practical ends. We use electricity for practical purposes even though we have been uncertain as to its ultimate nature, and it is so with the intelligence tests. We use the tests and leave it for separate inquiry to determine the ultimate nature of intelligence. In these chapters I have started with the assumption that conduct originates in the actor himself, and I have tried to discover what intelligent conduct may mean if we follow this assumption to its limits. I find that the disparity between the new psychology, and the academic or scientific psychology and the most rigorously objective behaviourism breaks down completely. These three schools of psychological interpretation form a continuum, in that conduct originates in the self as studied by psychiatry, it takes partial and tentative formulations in conscious states as studied by academic psychology, and it completes itself into behaviour, as studied by the behaviourist school. The cognitive categories of academic psychology become, in such an interpretation, the incomplete and tentative formulations of conduct. Consciousness is interpreted as conduct which is in the process of being formed. It may be that these chapters contain nothing that is fundamentally new beyond the attempt to harmonize three schools of thought about human nature which have the appearance of being irreconcilably disparate. Stated in a nutshell, my message is that psychology starts with the unrest of the inner self, and it completes its discovery in the contentment of the inner self"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
The measurement of attitude; a psychophysical method and some experiments with a scale for measuring attitude toward the church by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
52 editions published between 1922 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The experiments described in this monograph have been conducted jointly by the two authors. The authors regard the present experiments as preliminary in character, and a second scale for measuring attitude toward the church is now in process of construction. It is hoped that it will be relatively free from the defects we have found in the present experimental scale. The authors' main contribution is probably in the idea of using the equally-often-noticed difference or, preferably, the discriminal error as a unit of measurement for the objective description of attitude and opinion"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Primary mental abilities by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
38 editions published between 1934 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions to mathematical psychology by Norman Frederiksen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vectors of mind; multiple-factor analysis for the isolation of primary traits by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
25 editions published between 1935 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A definitive statement of the position and techniques of the generalized program of factor analysis at date. The argument proceeds in terms of the application of matrix theory to the evaluation of correlation tables, and a mathematical introduction is therefore given to acquaint the reader with the groundwork. Other chapters include the following: the factor problem; the fundamental factor theorem; the centroid method; the principal axes (including Hotelling's special case); the special case of rank one (Spearman's original attack); primary traits; isolation of primary factors; the positive manifold; orthogonal transformations; and the appraisal of abilities. There are appendixes on the concrete steps involved in calculations by the centroid method, a method of finding the roots of a polynomial, and a method for extracting square root with a mechanical calculator. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Motion pictures and the social attitudes of children by Ruth Camilla Peterson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1933 and 1970 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fundamentals of statistics by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
24 editions published between 1925 and 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Order of birth, parent-age, and intelligence by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
17 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This investigation of the relation between the order of birth and the intelligence of children as well as a number of related questions has been carried out on data collected at the Institute for Juvenile Research. A large part of the work was carried out under the auspices of the Behavior Research Fund, and it was completed by some work under the auspices of the Local Community Research Committee of the University of Chicago. The first part is an analysis of our own data, and the second part, for which Dr. Jenkins is chiefly responsible, is a summary of the literature on this and closely related problems. The first part of this study is the work of both authors. The conclusions of this investigation, which indicate a steadily increasing advantage in intelligence in favor of the later-born children, are based upon the Institute population of children. These children come to the Institute usually for some behavior problem, and their mean intelligence quotient is in the vicinity of .80. Although the mean intelligence of our population is lower than the average for the general population, we have seen no very good reason to suspect that this fact would in any way influence our main problem. We have been interested in the relative intelligence of the first-born, the second-born, and the third-born child in each family rather than in the mean intelligence of the whole population. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)"--Preface
Applications of psychology; essays to honor Walter V. Bingham by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A factorial study of perception by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
27 editions published between 1944 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Factorial studies of intelligence by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
18 editions published between 1941 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reliability and validity of tests : derivation and interpretation of fundamental formulae concerned with reliability and validity of tests and illustrative problems by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
31 editions published between 1931 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The purpose of this book on psychological measurement theory is to familiarize the student with the statistical formulae that are current in psychological test work especially as regards the concepts of reliability and validity. It is is devoted to the validity and reliability concepts in their applications to mental tests and related correlational procedures." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
The learning curve equation by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
11 editions published between 1917 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computing diagrams for the tetrachoric correlation coefficient by Leone Chesire ( Book )
7 editions published between 1933 and 1968 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transformation analysis of factorial data : and other new analytical methods of differential psychology with their application to Thurstone's basic studies by Yrjö Ahmavaara ( Book )
2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manual of examination methods by University of Chicago ( Book )
3 editions published between 1933 and 1937 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Safe driving; human limitations in automobile driving by Joseph Reuben Hamilton ( Book )
2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theory of multiple factors by L. L Thurstone ( Book )
5 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Thurstone, L. L.
Thurstone, L. L. 1887-1955
Thurstone LL 1887-1955
Thurstone, Louis Léon
Thurstone, Louis Leon 1887-1955
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English (433)
French (1)
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