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Writers who discuss the educational values of formal discipline, implying transfer of training from one subject to another, should investigate the results of studies already carried out in psychological laboratories. A selected bibliography of works in this field is appended.
Review of the book "Education for Modern Man" (1946) by Sidney Hook. This is primarily a critical and aggressive analysis of two conflicting philosophies of education. That educational philosophy whose chief exponent in America is Robert M. Hutchins is contrasted with that of John Dewey. An...
Intelligence scores of college students showed significant correlations ranging from .39 to .52 with scores in art perspective, art history, design, construction, and total art scores. The correlation between IQ and art appreciation was only .08. School grades also showed correlation with art...
Review of "Some Aspects of the Effect of the Dominant American Culture upon Children of Italian-Born Parents" (1942) by Joseph Wilfrid Tait. This study is based upon seven hundred thirty-four children of Italian extraction, eleven to fifteen years of age, who were attending five American public...
A list of 50 words, compiled by selecting one word from a particular position on every fortieth page of the unabridged Merriam Webster's was given as a vocabulary test to 106 students. A word was regarded as belonging to a person's recognition vocabulary "if the elements of the answer indicated...
In a multiple choice analogies test, low scorers, to a greater extent than high scorers, tend to select an item which has a high degree of association with the third member of the analogy. The degree of association or "belongingness" of the incorrect items thus serves to distract the less...
Data derived from testing two comparable samples of 370 aviation cadets showed that item difficulty indices obtained for the Davis Item-Analysis Chart are very highly reliable. Item discrimination indices obtained from the same chart were found only moderately reliable with a sample of about 400...
Review of the book "Psychoanalytic Therapy and Its Implications" (1946) by Frans Alexander and Thomas Morton French. This book is noteworthy in that for the first time in psychoanalytic circles the procedures laid down by Freud and inflexibly employed by his followers are relaxed. Instead of...
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