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Reviews the book "Verbal influences on children's behavior" by Marguerite W. Johnson . In an experiment with 84 children between the ages of two and one-half and eight and one-half years, four adult experimenters presented to each child a series of 75 situations requiring different types of...
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade children were studied with the aid of reading and letter tests. Early stages in learning the mechanics of reading seemed mainly concerned with forms, names, and sounds of letters; later in the 1st and 2nd grades abilities to write letters and phonetic...
Reviews the book "An Evaluation of Visual Factors in Reading" by H. A. Imus, J. W. M. Rothney, and R. M. Bear . This is a preliminary report of a program to improve the reading ability of the Dartmouth College student body, mainly freshmen. Although the aim was instructional service to students,...
Reviews the book "A Visual Motor Gestalt Test and Its Clinical Use" by Lauretta Bender . This book is principally concerned with the presentation of clinical material derived from the use of a visual motor gestalt test given to children and to different types of abnormal patients. The test...
196 children referred to the clinic because of suspected retardation were given form L of the revised Binet, which was extended beyond the year at which all subtests were failed. MA computed by including successes beyond this "empty" year was compared with MA computed without including them. MA...
Reviews the book "Recent experiments in psychology" by L. W. Crafts, T. C. Schneirla, E. E. Robinson, and R. W. Gilbert . The authors have selected twenty-eight topics of importance in current psychology including such general fields as learning, emotion, functions of the nervous system, native...
Reviews the book "Tests and Measurements in the Improvement of Learning" by Ernest W. Tiegs . This book is in part a revision, and in part a supplement to, the author's earlier volume "Tests and Measurements for Teachers". The thesis is that measurement in education is for the purpose of...
Reviews the book "Psychology of Individual Differences" by A. R. Gilliland and E. L. Clark . The authors' statements that their purpose is to collect together the more important facts and conclusions in the field of individual differences and that they have avoided complete changes in...
Scores of 154 students based on initial decision on true-false and multiple-choice items were compared with their scores made when some of them changed some items "on second thought." Students are more likely to raise than lower their scores by changing answers. Bibliography.
A statistic for evaluating differences of variance ratios is discussed and illustrated.
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