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Penmanship And Psychological Tests, Thurstone, L. L. , (and I. C. S. Staff)
1 Thurstone, L. L. , (and I. C. S. Staff) Penmanship And Psychological Tests
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1924 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The book contains and interesting combination of instruction in handwriting and penmanship (including the proper way to sit and the size of the letters) , and a section on how and what to look for in testing individuals for psychological issues. "Thurstone was responsible for the standardized mean and standard deviation of IQ scores used today, as opposed to the Intelligence Test system originally used by Alfred Binet. He is also known for the development of the Thurstone scale. Thurstone's work in factor analysis led him to formulate a model of intelligence center around "Primary Mental Abilities" (PMAs) , which were independent group factors of intelligence that different individuals possessed in varying degrees. He opposed the notion of a singular general intelligence that factored into the scores of all psychometric tests and was expressed as a mental age. In 1935 Thurstone, together with EL Thorndike and JP Guilford founded the journal Psychometrika and also the Psychometric Society, going on to become the society's first President in 1936. Thurstone's contributions to methods of factor analysis have proved valuable in establishing and verifying later psychometric factor structures, and has influenced the hierarchical models of intelligence in use in intelligence tests such as WAIS and the modern Stanford-Binet IQ test." 
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