Deficiency And Delinquency; An Interpretation Of Mental Testing by James Burt MinerDeficiency And Delinquency; An Interpretation Of Mental Testing by James Burt Miner

Deficiency And Delinquency; An Interpretation Of Mental Testing

byJames Burt Miner

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... PART TWO THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS CHAPTER XIII. THE THEORY OF THE MEASUREMENT OF MENTAL DEVELOPMENT In denning the borderline of feeble-mindedness it will be found that certain assumptions are usually tacitly made as to the form of the curves of normal and retarded development. These assumptions which are often based on vague conceptions of mental measurements should be brought clearly to mind if we are to compare the relative merits of different scales of mental tests or different ways of stating the borderlines of deficiency. With this in view it is proposed to take up in this second part of the monograph a brief technical discussion of the units of mental measurement, the equivalent individual differences at different ages, and the curves of mental development. The bearing of these conceptions on the various quantitative definitions of tested deficiency, including the percentage definition, will then be discussed in the following chapter. Practical advice as to individual diagnosis or group comparisons has been confined to Part One, so that those who are not concerned with the theoretical assumptions on which the conception of mental development and the interpretations of tested deficiency are based should omit Part Two. When we try to picture to ourselves the significance of individual differences and mental development we are at once forced to think in terms of graphs showing the distribution of abilities at particular periods of life and the changes from one life-age to another. To simplify the discussion I have presented in Fig. 3 the graphic picture of the conditions on the simplest hypothesis, namely, that mental capacity at each age is distributed in the form of the normal probability curve extending to zero ability and that individuals retain...
Title:Deficiency And Delinquency; An Interpretation Of Mental TestingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217702813

ISBN - 13:9780217702812