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Mental tests in the American Army ....

Clarence S . Yoakum

Mental tests in the American Army ....

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Published by Sidgwick & Jackson in London .
Written in English


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ContributionsYerkes, Robert M.
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World War I and World War II forced the Army to deviate from this model because of the tremendous number of officers needed. In both of the aforementioned wars, the Army had to resort to less rigorous tests of mental ability (the IQ test in World War I and the Army GeneralFile Size: KB. It was therefore not surprising that he was called to serve on a committee that had been assembled at Vineland, New Jersey, in the spring of to devise mental tests for the army. The United States had entered World War I and Robert M. Yerkes, the president of the American Psychological Association, spearheaded the contribution of.


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Former Surgeon General of the Army, Ret. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, and Ret. Brig. Gen. Steve Xenakis talk about how the military tests mental fitness.

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World War I and World War II created the need for this type of testing and provided a large body of test subjects. The early emphasis (World War I) was on determining the level of literacy amongst a.

When World War II began, the army again administered psychological tests with the same backwards objective of finding people whose weak mental constitutions might put them at risk in : Lila Thulin.

InBrigham published his influential book, A Study of American Intelligence. Analyzing the data from the World War I army mental tests, Brigham came to the conclusion that native-born Americans had the highest intelligence out of the groups tested.

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the changing nature of consciousness prevents its analysis into mental elements. His book, published by the university's own press inwas a painstaking analysis of the Army Mental Tests, which Brigham had helped administer to new recruits at the time of America's entry into World War I.

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