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Reviews the book by Abram Kardiner, Ralph Linton, Cora DuBois, and James West . As in his earlier work, Kardiner studies and interprets psychoanalytically, ethnographic data compiled about several cultures to derive the 'basic personality structure' of each. The basic personality type for any...
Reviews the book by Emmett A. Betts . The central theme of this text, designed for use in teachers colleges and schools of education, is concerned with how to identify individual needs and how to provide for them in the classroom situation. Major emphases are differential guidance, general...
Dramatic dialogues devised to treat personality problems simultaneously with reading problems have been developed at the Psycho-Educational Clinic of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Individual cases studied revealed large gains in reading competence and improved attitude resulting from...
Speed of recognition was determined by measured flashes at book-distance of both pictures of objects and familiar words known to be in the subject's sight vocabulary. 329 cases were studied. The group of children who were passing in all studies showed median recognition time of .0033+ second for...
In constructing a multiple-choice test, should one require the subject to mark every possible response or require him to mark only choices of a given category? Results of testing 299 ninth-grade pupils on appropriate forms of a test of grammatical construction showed that when required to mark...
An experimental group of 9 boys and 10 girls in the fourth grade were given 20 minute periods of individualizing instruction in arithmetic weekly, for 4 weeks. A comparison of preliminary and follow-up-test scores on the Compass Survey Tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Examination, Form A showed...
The test scores of 85 sixth- and seventh-grade pupils, who worked on different forms of the Stanford Reading Test over a 5 week period, showed no significant differences between the gains resulting from reading-type study when the radio was played and when it was not.
The American Council on Education Psychological Examination was given to 288 college students as freshmen and again as seniors. For the three classes studied, the statistically significant gains in average raw scores ranged from 16.21 to 19.25 points, equivalent to gains of 26 to 28 points in...
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