Psychological Test with Instructions, Primary Business Interests Test

Psychological Test with Instructions, Primary Business Interests Test

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This pink typed manual is for a psychological test is by Alfred J. Cardall (1902-1962) who obtained his B.A. from Boston University in 1924, his M.B.A. there in 1927, and his doctorate in education from Harvard University in 1941. Cardall worked as the director of the Test Service Division at Science Research Associates from 1941 to 1943 and spent much of the rest of his career as a consultant. The manual in the collections indicates that at the time it was written (1941) Cardall was director of industrial relations at John B. Stetson Company in Philadelphia.
According to the manual, the test had two purposes. First, it could assist a vocational counselor in finding the area in which an individual was most likely to find job satisfaction. Second, it could help a high school or college student quickly find the appropriate program for business education.
Cardall also developed a test of arithmetic reasoning that was published as late as 1960.
American Psychological Association, 1962 Directory, ed. James Q. Holsopple, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1962, p. 108.
“CAB is Continuing Plane Crash Probe,” The Levittown Times from Levittown, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1962.
Cardall, Alfred J. A Test for Primary Business Interests Based on a Functional Occupational Classification, Ed. D. Dissertation, Harvard University, 1941.
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Object Name
Psychological Test With Instructions
date made
Cardall, Jr., Alfred J.
Science Research Assoc. Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in
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Gift of David Gold
Psychological Tests
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