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Psychological Test, Group Examination A and B

Psychological Test, Group Examination A and B

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At the outbreak of World War I, American psychologists offered their services to the U.S. Army. They designed the first tests of intelligence given to groups of people rather than individuals and the first intelligence tests designed for adults rather than children. This is an early version of the test for people who could read. It included tests of the ability to follow instructions. Intelligence tests usually were given to soldiers when they entered the Army. However, this particular example was one of several examinations given to a soldier named Charles Crow when he applied for status as a conscientious objector. A later version of the test, called Group Examination Alpha, was given to millions of soldiers and served as a prototype for intelligence tests later administered to school children.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Psychological Test
date made
ca 1916
date used
1918
maker
U.S. Army
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 22 cm x 28 cm; 1/32 in x 8 21/32 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
1992.3081.01.05
catalog number
1992.3081.01.05
nonaccession number
1992.3081
Credit Line
Gift of William W. May
subject
Psychological Tests
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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