Psychological Test with Instructions, Primary Business Interests Test


This pink typed manual is for a psychological test is by Alfred J. Cardall (1902-1962) who obtained his B.A. from Boston University in 1924, his M.B.A. there in 1927, and his doctorate in education from Harvard University in 1941. Cardall worked as the director of the Test Service Division at Science Research Associates from 1941 to 1943 and spent much of the rest of his career as a consultant. The manual in the collections indicates that at the time it was written (1941) Cardall was director of industrial relations at John B. Stetson Company in Philadelphia.

According to the manual, the test had two purposes. First, it could assist a vocational counselor in finding the area in which an individual was most likely to find job satisfaction. Second, it could help a high school or college student quickly find the appropriate program for business education.

Cardall also developed a test of arithmetic reasoning that was published as late as 1960.


American Psychological Association, 1962 Directory, ed. James Q. Holsopple, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1962, p. 108.

“CAB is Continuing Plane Crash Probe,” The Levittown Times from Levittown, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1962.

Cardall, Alfred J. A Test for Primary Business Interests Based on a Functional Occupational Classification, Ed. D. Dissertation, Harvard University, 1941.

Date Made: 1941

Maker: Cardall, Jr., Alfred J.Publisher: Science Research Assoc. Inc.

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: 1989.0710.32Catalog Number: 1989.0710.32Accession Number: 1989.0710

Object Name: Psychological Test With Instructions

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_692525

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