Form Board, Healy Pictorial Completion Test II


William Healy and Grace Fernald of Chicago used puzzles to study to abilities of delinquent children. This one shows one day in the life of a schoolboy. It was given to soldiers who failed the Army group examinations.

This test is in a black, cloth-covered paper box. It consists of two nearly square boards which are displayed next to one another. Each board has a cloth backing. A picture printed on paper is attached to the front. The pictures show a total of eleven scenes from the life of a schoolboy. Each scene has a square hole cut in it. The teat also has sixty square wooden pieces that fit into the holes in the boards. Each piece has a picture on the front and is numbered on the back. The pieces fit, ten to a row, into a wooden rack with six long indentations. Places on the rack are numbered from 1 to 60. A piece of black cloth nailed to the bottom front of the rack allow it to be removed from the box. The test also contains a blue pamphlet: William Healy, Manual for Pictorial Completion test II Cat. No. 46235, Chicago: C.H. Stoelting.

This test is a version (differing, at least, in its box) of a test described in; C.H. Stoelting, Apparatus, Tests and Supplies, Chicago, 1936, p. 157. See also C.H. Stoelting, List 350, Apparatus and Supplies for Practical Mental Classification Used by Dr. William Healy, p. 7 in Stoelting’s publication Psychology and Physiology Apparatus and Supplies, Chicago, 1921.

Date Made: 1917

Maker: C. H. Stoelting Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

Related Event: World War I


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Credit Line: Gift of Emporia Kansas State College, Department of Psychology

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0570.03Accession Number: 1990.0570Catalog Number: 1990.0570.03

Object Name: psychological test

Physical Description: wood; paper; cloth (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 cm x 27.5 cm x 29 cm; 1 9/16 in x 10 13/16 in x 11 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1277992

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