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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Several different personality inventories and the Strong Vocational Interest Blank were studied, item by item, for evidences of any common patterns of interests or personality traits of students in the highest and lowest thirds of a beginning course in psychology. The aim was to find what personality qualities might be associated with ability to succeed in the elementary study of psychology. Some significant differences were discovered, showing distinct personality qualities of the two groups. In general it was found that the high group is certain of its opinions, is radical, is introvert, is emotionally stable, has intellectual interests, is characterized by a lack of self-assurance, is socially competent, and emotionally sensitive, as contrasted with the low group which is indifferent or uncertain in its interests, lacks emotional sensitivity, has a high feeling of self-assurance, is conservative, is extravertive, is egocentric, and is emotionally unstable.

Publication Date

1938

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

279

Last Page

279

Copyright

© Copyright 1938 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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