Fields of psychology

Catalogue Number: 605
Fields of psychology
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: GUILFORD Joy Paul (editor)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1948
Edition: 11th printing
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Van Nostrand Company Inc
Description Of Item: Original wine cloth cover, 605 pages, 35 figures in text. Inscription 'David M Barlow Stage IV optometry' on front paste down
Historical Significance: Joy Paul Guilford (1897-1987) was a US psychologist, best remembered for his psychometric study of human intelligence, including the important distinction between convergent and divergent production. Developing the views of L. L. Thurstone, Guilford rejected Charles Spearman's view that intelligence could be characterized in a single numerical parameter and proposed that three dimensions were necessary for accurate description. According to Guilford's Structure of Intellect (SI) theory, an individual's performance on intelligence tests can be traced back to the underlying mental abilities or factors of intelligence. SI theory comprises up to 180 different intellectual abilities organized along three dimensions-Operations, Content, and Products.
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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