Last year (1946) two papers were presented before the psychology section of the Iowa Academy of Science by Mr. Charles O. Neidt and the author of this paper, dealing with the construction and statistical analysis of a test designed to measure the variables of cynicism and idealism. The test, consisting of 200 items, is called a "Practical Policy Test" in order to avoid indicating its exact nature to the subject. The details of administering the test will not be repeated here (1), except to say that a four-point scale was used in order to secure graded responses as follows: A-very strong or wholehearted acceptance; a-mild agreement but not too strong; d-mild disagreement or a tendency to reject a statement; D-strong di1rngreement or definite rejection.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1947 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Fritz, Martin F.
"Co-Variation of Cynicism and Idealism,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 54:
, Article 34.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol54/iss1/34