Psychological Test, Test of Imagination


The documents in this folder appear to be related to the imagination test. The test stresses “objectivity.” Therefore, it may be of particular interest to historians of science and other invested in debates about the meaning of objectivity. Included are:

1- A letter from Glenn D. Higginson, a Professor of Psychology, to David Shakow. It is dated February 2, 1939. It is in response to Shakow’s request for information on an imagination test.

2- A document entitled “An Objective Test of Imagination.” It is written by Glenn D. Higginson, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Illinois. According to the document, “This is a test of imagination. It concerns the ability to produce…objects of a particular nature.” The test is six pages long.

Author: Higginson, Glenn D.Publisher: University of Illinois

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Psychology, Psychological Tests, Mathematics

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Credit Line: Gift of David Shakow

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.316371.109Accession Number: 316371Catalog Number: 316371.109

Object Name: psychological test

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_694375

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