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Teachers college freshmen were given tests on the content of educational psychology textbooks and on a case study test designed to measure ability to interpret and apply psychological information. A wide range of competence was exhibited, with 7.1% of the scores surpassing the median of seniors...
A true-false examination in a college psychology course was given to a control group of 98 students who were told that "there would be no penalty for guessing" and to an experimental group of 292 students who were told that right-minus-wrong scoring would be used. The MMPI was administered at...
Reviews the book, "Science and Human Behavior" by B. F. Skinner. Skinner indicates that behavior is the only datum concerning the mind with which science can deal and so he conceives of psychology strictly as the science of behavior. Skinner believes that the principal mission of science is to...
A test of topographical orientation, two tests of general intelligence and five tests of special abilities were given to 242 Naval Aviation Cadets. Large errors in orientation to individual geographical points were found to be the rule. Topographical orientation appears to be a unique...
Reviews the book, "Rorschach Interpretation: Advanced Technique" , by Leslie Phillips and Joseph G. Smith. The reviewer feels that principles and procedures for Rorschach interpretation are nowhere more carefully explained than in this book. The authors set forth in detail many procedures...
Reviews the book, "Fundamentals of Neurology" , by Ernest Gardner. Neurology is, in this second edition of the textbook on the subject as in the first edition, presented as a series of basic concepts--revised in the light of growing knowledge in the field. In the nineteen chapters of this small...
An experimental educational therapy program, conducted at Austin State Hospital in 1951, was instituted on the premise that mental patients will profit from a chance to learn or re-learn elementary academic skills. A class of 11 received individualized instruction in school subjects and in...
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