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The writer surveys the studies dealing with determinations of the minimum angle in terms of the nature of the target used. Estimates of foveal cone diameter are presented. The visual acuity of insects, and the relationship between visual acuity and intensity is discussed. A presentation is then...
Reviews the book "Cats in a Puzzle Box" by E. R. Guthrie and G. P. Horton . This book incorporates a study that determines whether the behavior of a cat in a puzzle box indicates that the bare fact of association is an adequate ground for predicting that the associated stimulus cue will be...
Reviews the book "Hormones and behavior. A survey of interrelationships between endocrine secretions and patterns of overt response" by F. A. Beach. This book describes a field where behavioral psychology and endocrinology merge, and according to the reviewer, it is a notable contribution to our...
The writer discusses the logic of homogeneous tests, and then compares scale analysis and factor analysis with the technic of homogeneous tests. 25 references.
The purpose of this note was to "illustrate the practical and theoretical disadvantages which stem from what Brunswik calls the "traditional double standard' of representativeness in psychological experiments."
A detailed analysis is made of the methods and findings of 3 experiments employing the interruption-technique. The studies dealt with are by Rosenzweig, Alper, and Glixman.
Reviews the book, "Transmission and Reception of Sounds Under Combat Conditions" (1946) by G. A. Miller, F. M. Wiener, and S. S. Stevens. This volume treats two general areas. On the one hand, information of a physical nature is provided concerning sound control, interphone equipment,...
Reviews the book "Studies in Genius" by W. G. Bowerman . This book is about famous people, fame being defined in a particular way. After a certain selection process, the author compiled a variety of facts about them. These are summarized in tables and presented at some length in the text, with...
Reviews the book "Construction and Analysis of Achievement Tests" by Dorothy C. Adkins . According to the author "the original purpose of this book was to serve as a basis for training personnel of the United States Civil Service Commission and of the United States War Department who were...
Reviews the book "Case histories in clinical and abnormal psychology" by Arthur Burton and Robert E. Harris . The reviewer criticizes and commends this book about abnormal psychology in the format of a series of numbered notes. According to the reviewer, this book is particularly useful for...
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