Psychological Test with Score Sheet


The psychologist Robert G. Bernreuter (1901-1995) developed this personality inventory as a graduate student at Stanford University, where he obtained his PhD. in 1931 under the direction of Lewis Terman. From Stanford, Bernreuter went to teach at Pennsylvania State University, where he would stay until his retirement in 1966.

This 1935 version of the test includes a series of 125 “yes” or “no” questions.A perforated sheet to assist in scoring is included.


Bernreuter, R. G., The Evaluation of a Proposed New Method for Constructing Personality Trait Tests. . ., PhD. Dissertation, Stanford University, 1931.

“R.G. Bernreuter, 93, Psychology Teacher,” New York Times, June 20, 1995.

Gibby, R.E. and M.J. Zickar, “A History of the Early Days of Personality Testing in American Industry,” History of Psychology, 2008, 11 # 3, pp. 164-184.

Date Made: 1935

Maker: Bernreuter, Robert G.Stanford University Press

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: MathematicsPsychological Tests


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Credit Line: Gift of David Gold

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0710.17Accession Number: 1989.0710Catalog Number: 1989.0710.17

Object Name: Psychological Test With Score Sheet

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in


Record Id: nmah_692510

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