Psychological Test, Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test

Psychological Test, Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test

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After their widespread use during World War One, experts increasingly used psychological tests as a tool to rank and sort people in contexts including (but not limited to) education and employment. The Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test (Form BM) was prepared under the direction of Edward B. Greene (Department of Psychology, University of Michigan) and was intended for use among high school and college students. It was published by the World Book Company and copyrighted in 1939. The booklet is ten pages long; the final two pages are the answer sheet (not intended for machine scoring) and a blank table entitled profile chart. While this test came with an answer sheet and a manual of directions, neither is included in this collection. The test includes vocabulary questions in eight divisions: human relations, commerce, government, physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, fine arts, and sports. Myer’s name appears in script in the upper right-hand corner of the first page.
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Object Name
Psychological Test
date made
Greene, Edward B.
place made
United States: Michigan, Ann Arbor
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 21.7 cm x 28 cm; 8 17/32 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth E. Myer
Psychological Tests
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National Museum of American History
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