Journal of Applied Psychology, Volume 4

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Granville Stanley Hall
American Psychological Association, 1919 - Electronic journals
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Page 187 - Such examinations shall be practical in their character, and so far as may be shall relate to those matters which will fairly test the relative capacity and fitness of the persons examined to discharge the duties of the service into which they seek to be appointed.
Page 22 - Rating Scale, and give him the number of points following the name of the officer he most nearly equals. If he falls between two officers in the Scale, give him a number accordingly (eg, if between Low and Middle, give him 7, 7^, or 8.) 11.
Page 23 - IV. PERSONAL QUALITIES Industry, dependability, loyalty; readiness to shoulder responsibility for his own acts; freedom from conceit and selfishness; readiness and ability to cooperate V.
Page 25 - As a consequence science seems to demand that, in all work on ratings for qualities the observer should report the evidence, not a rating, and the rating should be given on the evidence to each quality separately without knowledge of the evidence concerning any other quality in the same individual.
Page 108 - Germans achieved by autocratic methods in an autocracy while avoiding the obnoxious features of the autocratic regime. The Council was organized in 1916 as a measure of national preparedness and its efforts during the war were mostly confined to assisting the government in the solution of pressing war-time problems involving scientific investigation. Reorganized since the war on a peace-time footing, it is now attempting to stimulate and promote scientific research in agriculture, medicine, and industry,...
Page 21 - ... evenly correlated. It consequently appeared probable that those giving the ratings were unable to analyze out these different aspects of the person's nature and achievement and rate each in independence of the others. Their ratings were apparently affected by a marked tendency to think of the person in general as rather good or rather inferior and to color the judgments of the qualities by this general feeling.
Page 23 - Accuracy, ease in learning, ability to grasp quickly the point of view of commanding officer, to issue clear and intelligent orders, to estimate a new situation, and to arrive at a sensible decision in a crisis. Highest 15 High 12 Middle 9 Low 6 Lowest 3 III. Leadership Initiative, force, self reliance, decisiveness, tact, ability to inspire men and to command their obedience, loyalty, and cooperation.
Page 152 - We find justification for the common assumption that there is close inter-relation among certain mental abilities, and consequently a something that may be called 'general mental ability...
Page 128 - The conclusion was arrived at that for this child, at least, phonetic drill had been carried beyond the point where it was useful. Instead of being the means to the recognition of word meaning it had become an end in itself, and really blocked the recognition of the meaning. The treatment, therefore, had as its first object the short-circuiting of this roundabout association and the attempt to develop a more direct association between the sight of the words and their meaning.
Page 22 - Select that officer who surpasses all the others in this qualification and enter his name on the line marked Highest under Physical Qualities. Then select the one who most conspicuously lacks these qualities and enter his name on the line marked Lowest. Select the officer who seems about half way between the two previously selected and who represents about the general average in physical qualities; enter his name on the line marked Middle.

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