Psychological Test, General Classification Test 1a

Psychological Test, General Classification Test 1a

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In September of 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a limited national emergency in the United States, increasing the size of the Army and the National Guard. The Adjutant General’s Office consulted with several psychologists about developing tests to sort the new personnel. By the end of 1940, the War Shipping Administration had published this General Classification Test 1a. Three more editions of what came to be called the Army General Classification Test (AGCT) followed.
For related materials, see 1989.0710.60 and 1989.0710.61.
Reference:
James H. Capshew, Psychologists on the March: Science, Practice and Professional Identity in America, 1929-1969, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. 99-104.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Psychological Test
date made
1940
author
War Shipping Administration
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
1989.0710.29
catalog number
1989.0710.29
accession number
1989.0710
Credit Line
Gift of David Gold
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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