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Ability (Psychology Revivals)

A Psychological Study

By Victoria Hazlitt

Psychology Press – 1926 – 148 pages

Series: Psychology Revivals

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Description

Originally published in 1926, the first part of this book attempted to formulate a theory of ability in the light of recent experimental results of the time. It discusses the nature of intelligence and the problem of special abilities, and includes a study of some typical forms of genius. The second part gives an account of a three years’ experimental study of special abilities in arts and science respectively, carried out upon university students. Samples of the tests employed are included. The results are presented in non-technical form. Victoria Hazlitt was a pioneer of experimental psychology, which was particularly significant as a woman in the early twentieth century. In many cases her work anticipated later developments in psychology by many years. Today it can be enjoyed in its historical context.

Contents

Part I The Nature of Ability 1 Introduction 2 General capacity 3 General capacity (continued) 4 General capacity (continued) 5 Special abilities 6 Special abilities (continued) 7 Summary and conclusion Part II Tests for University Students 1 Tests for the selection of university students 2 Tests for the guidance of university students 3 The results 4 The effect of practice and coaching 5 Correlations 6 Conclusion Index

Name: Ability (Psychology Revivals): A Psychological Study (Hardback)Psychology Press 
Description: By Victoria Hazlitt. Originally published in 1926, the first part of this book attempted to formulate a theory of ability in the light of recent experimental results of the time. It discusses the nature of intelligence and the problem of special abilities, and includes a...
Categories: Intelligence Testing & Assessment, Individual Differences/IQ, Gifted & Talented