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Psychological testing and American society, 1890-1930

Publisher: 1987 New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press
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Database:ISIS Bibliography of the History of Science; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Database
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Document Type: Book
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Unique Identifier: 812908050
Notes: Contents: Michael M. SOKAL: Introduction: Psychological testing and historical scholarship--Questions, contrasts, and context. Michael M. SOKAL: James McKeen Cattell and mental anthropometry: Nineteenth-century science and reform and the origins of psychological testing. Leila ZENDERLAND: The debate over diagnosis: Henry Herbert Goddard and the medical acceptance of intelligence testing. James REED: Robert M. Yerkes and the mental testing movement. Henry L. MINTON: Lewis M. Terman and mental testing: In search of the democratic ideal. Franz SAMELSON: Was early mental testing: (a) racist inspired, (b) objective science, (c) a technology for democracy, (d) the origin of the multiple-choice exams, (e) none of the above? (Mark the RIGHT answer). Richard T. VON MAYRHAUSER: The manager, the medic, and the mediator: The clash of professional psychological styles and the wartime origins of group mental testing. Hamilton CRAVENS: Applied science and public policy: The Ohio Bureau of Juvenile Research and the problem of juvenile delinquency, 1913-1930. Contents: Michael M. SOKAL, James McKeen Cattell and mental anthropometry: Nineteenth-century science and reform and the origins of psychological testing, pp. 21-45; Leila ZENDERLAND, The debate over diagnosis: Henry Herbert Goddard and the medical acceptance of intelligence testing, pp. 46-74; James REED, Robert M. Yerkes and the mental testing movement, pp. 75-94; Henry L. MINTON, Lewis M. Terman and mental testing: In search of the democratic ideal, pp. 95-112.
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Description: xiii + 205 pp.; notes; index

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