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Psychological testing and American society, 1890-1930

Author: Michael M Sokal; American Association for the Advancement of Science. National Meeting
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The volume focuses on the programs, ideas, and practices of the early twentieth century's most influential testers.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Psychological testing and American society, 1890-1930.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)571170002
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael M Sokal; American Association for the Advancement of Science. National Meeting
ISBN: 0813511933 9780813511931
OCLC Number: 13580898
Notes: Originated at a symposium at the 150th National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held in New York on May 29, 1984.
Description: xi, 205 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : psychological testing and historical scholarship : questions, contrasts, and context ; James McKeen Cattell and mental anthropometry : nineteenth-century science and reform and the origins of psychological testing / Michael M. Sokal --
The debate over diagnosis : Henry Herbert Goddard and the medical acceptance of intelligence testing / Leila Zenderland --
Robert M. Yerkes and the mental testing movement / James Reed --
Lewis M. Terman and mental testing : in search of the democratic ideal / Henry L. Minton --
Was early mental testing : racist inspired, objective science, a technology for democracy, the origin of the multiple-choice exams, none of the above? / Franz Samuelson --
The manager, the medic, and the mediator : the clash of professional psychological styles and the wartime origins of group mental testing / Richard T. von Mayrhauser --
Applied science and public policy : the Ohio Bureau of Juvenile Research and the problem of juvenile delinquency, 1913-1930 / Hamilton Cravens.
Responsibility: edited by Michael M. Sokal.

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The volume focuses on the programs, ideas, and practices of the early twentieth century's most influential testers.

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