Mental Measurements of the Blind: A Provisional Point Scale and Data for a Year Scale (Classic Reprint)


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Work with the yerkes-bridges Point Scale in the examination of juvenile delinquents in Ohio had already convinced the writer of the economy of the Point Scale over any other modification of the binet-simon Scale, and also of its greater efficiency, both in its aim to measure more definitely psychological processes, and in affording a more ready means of comparison of one person's mentality With that of another. Our results from fifty-two totally blind persons, considered to be of normal intelligence, have already afforded a means of comparison of data from one subject with those from others, which means more for the mental assessment Of each one of these fifty-two persons, and of several others of inferior mental endowment, than do results, more laboriously Obtained by the Binet Scale. The Point Scale for the Blind, even with this preliminary try - out, reveals its value as a means of throwing suspicion upon the intelligence of several inferior blind children; and of reaching the decision that some others are feeble - minded. On account of the efficiency already shown, and in order to invite the accumulation of further data, these results are put forth as a provisional Point Scale for the measurement of the intelligence of the Blind. We wish it dis tinctly borne'in mind that the scale is only provisional, inas much as it has been tried on such a small number of persons. One of the chief recommendations of the Point Scale as such, is that the norms are continually perfected as data are accumulated. They are never perfect. Data from one thousand blind children will be much more reliable than data from fifty. The data from these fifty-two subjects are presented in such form, that they may be added to at any time.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Thomas H. Haines


Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780267841721

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm

Page Count - 95

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