The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between achievement in an introductory course in developmental psychology and knowledge of word-meanings in that area. It is a preliminary study, to be expanded as additional data are collected. Several studies exist which show a significant relationship between general vocabulary and college grade-point average, usually the first term average. The studies of Bernard (1), Bolton (2), and Templeman (4) are typical. Levine (3) developed a psychological vocabulary test in analogy form at the University of Minnesota which is used for both selection and evaluation in graduate and undergraduate psychology classes there.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1958 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Charles, Don C. and Bath, John A.
"Vocabulary and Achievement in Developmental Psychology,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 65(1), 377-380.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol65/iss1/56