Psychological Test, Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test. AM

Psychological Test, Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test. AM

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In 1928, the University of Michigan resolved to establish a department of psychology, independent of philosophy. In part toward that end, they hired Edward Barrows Greene, a 1918 graduate of Amherst College who received his PhD. from Columbia University that year. Greene (1895-1981) was much interested in testing and clinical psychology. In 1939, he published this test of vocabulary for use in vocational counseling and selection for employment or promotion. It includes vocabulary divided into the eight areas of human relations, commerce, government, physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, fine arts, and sports. Two forms were provided – this is form AM. World Book Company published the test. The exam would be revised with a new edition in 1949 (see 1990.0034.165).
References:
Greene, E.B., “The Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test after Ten Years,” Educational and Psychological Measurement, 11 #2, 1951, pp. 208-211.
Greene, E. B., Measurements of Human Behavior, New York: Odyssey Press, 1941.
“History of the University of Michigan Department of Psychology,” at a website of the University of Michigan.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Psychological Test
date made
1939
maker
World Book Company
author
Greene, Edward B.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
1989.0710.24
accession number
1989.0710
catalog number
1989.0710.24
Credit Line
Gift of David Gold
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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