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Documents Relating to World War I Psychological Testing in the U.S. Army

Documents Relating to World War I Psychological Testing in the U.S. Army

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These materials include memoranda relating to the organization of the psychological testing program of the U.S. Army in World War I, lists of psychologists in military service, and speeches relating to World War I mental testing. Specifically, they include a key of the “Revision of Army Alpha Examinations” (completed in red ink), “Instructions to the Person Acting as the Examiner, How to Convert Scores on the Army Alpha Examination into Percentiles of the Total Population,” an [incomplete] daily schedule that describes morning, afternoon, and evening activities for enlistees, and “Questionnaire to Obtain Information Concerning Mental Attitude of Recruits.” Speeches relating to World War I mental testing entitled “The Role of Psychology in the War,” and “Measuring Brain Power” are also included.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sheets, Set Of
date made
ca1917-1918
date used
1918
maker
U.S. Army
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.2 cm x 21.9 cm x 28 cm; 15/32 in x 8 5/8 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
1992.3081.03
nonaccession number
1992.3081
catalog number
1992.3081.03
Credit Line
Gift of William W. May
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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