Harvard Bulletins in Education Volume 1-7

Harvard Bulletins in Education Volume 1-7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...HIcKs, WARREN E. See Wisconsin. HOLLINGWORTH, H. L. Specialized Vocational Tests and Methods. School and Society, Vol. I, No. 26, une 26, 1915, pp. 918 922. An examination of the trials, so far, to find adequate psychological and other tests. Little of value has been accomplished. This volume is a summary of the efiorts to discover suitable tests, psychological and otherwise, of the individual's fitness for a particular vocation. It is the outgrowth of a course on " Psychological Tests in Vocational Guidance " conducted by the author in Teachers' College, Columbia University. Under the title, "The Search for Phrenological and Physiognomic Principles," Professor Hollingworth offers arguments and evidence to prove that the claims of both phrenology and physiognomy " are so unsupported, contradictory and extravagant that the vocational psychologist cannot afford to trifle with them." With regard to some psychological studies the author is quite as caustic in his criticism as he is of the " futile attempts to diagnose mental constitution on the basis of bodily structure," but with the important difierence that he looks upon the general trend in his own field as very hopeful. The chapter on " Self-Analysis and the Judgment of Associates" offers some interesting studies on the value of oral and written recommendations and other testimonials of character. Correlation studies of the judgments of several groups lead to the tentative conclusion that persons of average intelligence will agree fairly closely in their opinions of an individual's rank in such traits as efficiency, originality, quickness, and perseverance, but that they will be apt to disagree on such traits...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791428
  • 9781236791429