Psychological Test, Personal Data Sheet - Woodworth

Psychological Test, Personal Data Sheet - Woodworth

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During World War I, psychologist Robert S. Woodworth (1869-1962) of Columbia University developed this personal data sheet, or test of personality, to be used to screen recruits and weed out those susceptible to shell shock. The test was not given to large numbers of soldiers, but was the forerunner other tests. This version, dated in pencil 1917, was issued by the Neuropsychiatric Service at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. It has about sixty questions, each to be answered with a yes or no, and is aimed at men.
Also included under this number is a typescript of a later version of the test, designed for children. It was sold in printed form as the Woodworth-Mathews Personal Data Sheet and the typescript is marked in ink at the top: WOODWORTH – MATHEWS PERSONAL DATA. It has forty-five numbered yes-no questions. Compare the printed 1924 version of the Woodworth-Mathews test (see 1990.0034.013).
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Object Name
Psychological Test
publisher
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 20.3 cm x 26.8 cm; 1/32 in x 8 in x 10 9/16 in
ID Number
1990.0034.112
catalog number
1990.0034.112
accession number
1990.0034
Credit Line
Gift of Samuel Kavruck
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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