Psychological Test, Kuder Preference Record. Form BB

Psychological Test, Kuder Preference Record. Form BB

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Michigan-born G. Frederic Kuder (1903–2000) grew up in Wisconsin. He received a B.A. from the University of Arizona, an M.A. from the University of Michigan and a PhD. from Ohio State University. He held positions at Proctor and Gamble Company, at the University of Chicago, and on the faculty of Duke University.
The Kuder Preference Test, first published in 1938, was designed to measure the motivation of high school and college students, to assist in both educational and vocational guidance. It sought to assess a student’s tastes in for several different kinds of activities. In this version of the test, called the Kuder Preference Record Form BB, the categories were mechanical, computational, scientific, persuasive, artistic, literary, musical social service, and clerical. This test was copyrighted in 1942. It was published by Science Research Associates of Chicago and has a tan cover. Two score sheets are included {IS THERE AN ACTUAL TEST???}
Tests in the tradition of Kuder are still given to this day.
Compare 1989.0710.35, 1989.0710.36, and 316371.031.
Donald G. Zytowsky, “Obituary: Dr. G. Frederic Kuder,” American Psychological Association Division of Counseling Psychology Newsletter, July 2000, 21 #3, p. 18.
Kuder, G.F., The Construction of Valid Test Items, Ph. d. Dissertation, Ohio State University, 1937.
Kuder, G.F., Manual for the Preference Record, Chicago: Science Research Associates, 1939.
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Object Name
Psychological Test
date made
Kuder, G. Frederic
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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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of David Gold
Psychological Tests
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