Psychological Test, Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal

Psychological Test, Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal

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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 Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (Form AM) was written by Goodwin Watson (Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University) and Edward Maynard Glaser (Consulting Psychologist, Rohrer, Hibler, and Replogle, Los Angeles). It was published by the World Book Company and copyrighted in 1949 and 1952. According to the directions, the test aims to “find out how well you are able to reason analytically and logically.” To that end, the test contains questions about inference, recognition of assumptions, deduction, interpretation, and finally evaluation of arguments. The booklet is eight pages. For further context, see the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Manual (1983.0168.21) and the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Answer Sheet. (1983.0168.22)
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Object Name
Psychological Test
date made
1952
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.4 cm x 28 cm; 8 7/16 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
1983.0168.20
catalog number
1983.0168.20
accession number
1983.0168
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth E. Myer
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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