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

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Works: 307 works in 872 publications in 2 languages and 8,292 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: BF39, 152.8
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The measurement of values by L. L Thurstone( Book )

46 editions published between 1952 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiple-factor analysis; a development and expansion of The vectors of the mind by L. L Thurstone( Book )

60 editions published between 1947 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of intelligence by L. L Thurstone( Book )

46 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 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 )

56 editions published between 1922 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 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 )

43 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 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vectors of mind; multiple-factor analysis for the isolation of primary traits by L. L Thurstone( Book )

28 editions published between 1935 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 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)
The fundamentals of statistics by L. L Thurstone( Book )

26 editions published between 1915 and 1953 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motion pictures and the social attitudes of children by Ruth Camilla Peterson( Book )

13 editions published between 1933 and 1970 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Motion pictures are not understood by the present generation of adults. They are new; they make an enormous appeal to children; and they present ideas and situations which parents may not like. Consequently when parents think of the welfare of their children who are exposed to these compelling situations, they wonder about the effect of the pictures upon the ideals and behavior of the children. Do the pictures really influence children in any direction? Are their conduct, ideals, and attitudes affected by the movies? Are the scenes which are objectionable to adults understood by children, or at least by very young children? Do children eventually become sophisticated and grow superior to pictures? Are the emotions of children harmfully excited? In short, just what effect do motion pictures have upon children of different ages? Each individual has his answer to these questions. He knows of this or that incident in his own experience, and upon these he bases his conclusions. Consequently opinions differ widely. No one in this country up to the present time has known in any general and impersonal manner just what effect motion pictures have upon children. Meanwhile children clamor to attend the movies as often as they are allowed to go. Moving pictures make a profound appeal to children of all ages. In such a situation it is obvious that a comprehensive study of the influence of motion pictures upon children and youth is appropriate. To measure these influences the investigators who cooperated to make this series of studies analyzed the problem to discover the most significant questions involved. They set up individual studies to ascertain the answer to the questions and to provide a composite answer to the central question of the nature and extent of these influences. In using this technique the answers must inevitably be sketches without all the details filled in; but when the details are added the picture will not be changed in any essential manner. Parents, educators, and physicians will have little difficulty in fitting concrete details of their own into the outlines which these studies supply. Specifically, the studies were designed to form a series to answer the following questions: What sorts of scenes do the children of America see when they attend the theaters? How do the mores depicted in these scenes compare with those of the community? How often do children attend? How much of what they see do they remember? What effect does what they witness have upon their ideals and attitudes? Upon their sleep and health? Upon their emotions? Do motion pictures directly or indirectly affect the conduct of children? Are they related to delinquency and crime, and, finally, how can we teach children to discriminate between movies that are artistically and morally good and bad?"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
A factorial study of perception by L. L Thurstone( Book )

30 editions published between 1944 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applications of psychology; essays to honor Walter V. Bingham by L. L Thurstone( Book )

4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factorial studies of intelligence by L. L Thurstone( Book )

18 editions published between 1941 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Order of birth, parent-age, and intelligence by L. L Thurstone( Book )

14 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 189 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
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 )

26 editions published between 1931 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 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)
Computing diagrams for the tetrachoric correlation coefficient by Leone Chesire( Book )

10 editions published between 1933 and 1968 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The learning curve equation by L. L Thurstone( Book )

11 editions published between 1917 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 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 Arvid Aulin( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 58 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 55 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

Safe driving; human limitations in automobile driving by Joseph Reuben Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The nature of intelligence
Alternative Names
L.L. Thurstone

Louis Leon Thurstone ingegnere e psicologo statunitense

Louis Leon Thurstone psychologue et ingnieur amricain

Louis Leon Thurstone US-amerikanischer Ingenieur und Psychologe

Louis Thurstone

Thurstone, L. L.

Thurstone, L. L. 1887-1955

Thurstone LL 1887-1955

Thurstone, Louis Lon

Thurstone, Louis Leon 1887-1955

Тёрстоун, Луис Леон

Languages
English (458)

German (2)

Covers
Motion pictures and the social attitudes of children