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The Role Of Personal Experiences In The Formulation Of Social Attitudes Of Liberalism And Conservatism., Harry J. Older May 1941

The Role Of Personal Experiences In The Formulation Of Social Attitudes Of Liberalism And Conservatism., Harry J. Older

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to discover if the following hypothesis, which was set up on the basis of clinical experience, is true. The social attitudes of an individual are as much the product of local personal incidents as of the bias of the education and training of that individual.


A Factor Analysis Of Verbal Ability, Floyd Edward Reynolds May 1941

A Factor Analysis Of Verbal Ability, Floyd Edward Reynolds

Master's Theses

For many years the practical value of tests of intelligence, aptitude and other qualities has been demonstrated. As the “testing movement” has grown, a multitude of tests has been devised and is now available for testing of human abilities. Two of the most important attempts to understand intellectual abilities are found in the theories and methods of Spearman and Thurstone. There is a possibility that the statistical studies of these theorists have overlooked a valuable source of information, that is existing experimental information about different processes included in mental ability. It is this possibility that prompted this study.


Some Contributions To The Understanding Of The Stability Of Attitudes, Betty Bennett Jan 1941

Some Contributions To The Understanding Of The Stability Of Attitudes, Betty Bennett

Master's Theses

The field of attitude research may be placed in three categories: 1. Determination of the consensus of public opinion regarding social issues. 2. Attitude measurement techniques. 3. Investigation of the intrinsic psychological nature of human attitudes. This study has to do with the third category. Unless this point is clearly borne in mind, the purpose of the investigation which is reported herein may be obscure. Here we are not concerned with the content of the attitude, but with the mechanism of the attitude. We are studying the attitude to determine its inner characteristic s, its make-up, rather than to show ...


Size Constancy In Filled And Unfilled Space In Relation To Intelligence, Loretto M. Olson Jan 1941

Size Constancy In Filled And Unfilled Space In Relation To Intelligence, Loretto M. Olson

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Some Factors Affecting The Change Of Attitude Of College Freshmen, Iris Mabel Stevenson May 1940

Some Factors Affecting The Change Of Attitude Of College Freshmen, Iris Mabel Stevenson

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate some of the factors which influence the change of attitude toward a proposition, using 314 college students enrolled in elementary and educational psychology courses at the Fort Hays Kansas State College during the winter 1938-1939.


The Distracting Influence Of Radio Speech Upon Performance In Silent Reading, Thomas Michael Kennedy Jan 1940

The Distracting Influence Of Radio Speech Upon Performance In Silent Reading, Thomas Michael Kennedy

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Separate Answer Sheets On The Reliability And Norms Of Standardized Achievement Tests, James Edward Kuntz Aug 1939

The Influence Of Separate Answer Sheets On The Reliability And Norms Of Standardized Achievement Tests, James Edward Kuntz

Master's Theses

Do the mechanics involved in recording answers for standardized tests on separate answer sheets reduce the reliability and the average raw scores made? It is the purpose of this investigation to answer this question. In a previous research made by the writer, significant differences were found between the Modern School Achievement Test norms and average scores made by several thousand pupils of Western Kansas on a modified form of this test in which separate answer sheets were used.


A Clinical Study Of The Consistency Between Verbal And Behavioral Expressions Of Socio-Economic Attitudes, Elizabeth Lee Downs Jun 1939

A Clinical Study Of The Consistency Between Verbal And Behavioral Expressions Of Socio-Economic Attitudes, Elizabeth Lee Downs

Master's Theses

For the promotion of socio-economic programs for relief clients which will be of mutual benefit to the individuals and to society it is necessary to determine the actual attitudes of those individuals toward socio-economic problems. The verbal statements of attitudes toward social, economic and personal problems of relief children of relief parents are inconsistent with and non-indicative of their actual attitudes as revealed by their clinical case studies. The purpose of this study is to discover whether or not such radical differences between verbal and actual attitudes do appear and with sufficient frequency to prevent uncritically the acceptance of verbal ...


Transient Aphasia And Some Methods Of Controlling The Transient Aphasia Cycle, James Harvey Wright May 1939

Transient Aphasia And Some Methods Of Controlling The Transient Aphasia Cycle, James Harvey Wright

Master's Theses

A high incidence of transient aphasia among its cases has been recognized for some time by the Fort Hays Kansas State College Psychological Clinic. Clinical tests of transient aphasia are a routine part of the Clinic’s psychometric procedure, especially with children showing speech and reading disabilities. Abnormally long eye fixations where the word is known to the subject momentary binocular divergence, periodic eye tremors, blocks in phonation either with or without the usual symptoms of stuttering, superficial appearance of transitory deafness, and various motor blocks have been suspected as being evidence of transient aphasic conditions.


Effect Of Expressive Methods Of Child Psychotherapy Upon Intellectual Efficiency, Viola Caprez Ames Apr 1939

Effect Of Expressive Methods Of Child Psychotherapy Upon Intellectual Efficiency, Viola Caprez Ames

Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to investigate the effectiveness of a certain type of child training in accelerating the development of intellectual efficiency. By expressive methods is meant the use of different media through which the child can find self-expression for otherwise inarticulate ideas. Such media as finger-painting, clay modeling, dramatization and free hand drawing give opportunity for the child to create or objectify his subjective feelings or ideas. By child psychotherapy is meant a method of treatment in readjusting the personality of children. The change in I.Q. means a change in the relation of mental age ...


Factors Affecting Vocational Guidance, Margaret Pankaskie May 1938

Factors Affecting Vocational Guidance, Margaret Pankaskie

Master's Theses

It is the special purpose of this study to find how personality factors affect the employability of youth. In a study of this kind it is necessary to consider the personality as a whole in relation to a larger situation, the ethnological traits of the group, the society in which the youth lives, the economic changes taking place in the community, and the physical and mental capacities in which he is endowed.


Teachers' Use Of Cathartic Methods, Harry Mason Apr 1938

Teachers' Use Of Cathartic Methods, Harry Mason

Master's Theses

The specific problem of this study is to ascertain some of the difficulties experienced by teachers in eliciting emotional catharsis from their pupils and interpreting its results, and to describe these difficulties in operation concepts. The term emotional catharsis is used to mean a spontaneous expression of emotionally toned thoughts or ideas. The term operational concept is taken to mean a unified representation of a state of affairs which is organized so as to suggest its outcome. The term repression is used as defined by Freud. The term rationalization used in the Freudian sense, and refers to the tendency for ...


The Influence Of College Courses On Individual Differences., Clarke Carson Mcilree Apr 1938

The Influence Of College Courses On Individual Differences., Clarke Carson Mcilree

Master's Theses

What is the effect of college training upon individuals? More specifically, do college students become more alike or more unlike in , respect to the achievement involved in a college course as a result of taking the course? That is the question which this study will investigate. The importance of this question to the educator is that it involves educational technique and philosophy. If it is found that our educational system decreases individual differences and has the effect therefore, of equalizing opportunity, our philosophy of universal education as an important factor in the achievement of democracy is valid. On the other ...


An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of The Introduction Of An Intellectual Factor In A Problem Of The Motor Learning Type, Ernest Vernon Mcclear Jan 1938

An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of The Introduction Of An Intellectual Factor In A Problem Of The Motor Learning Type, Ernest Vernon Mcclear

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Explicit Instructions To Plan Upon Perfomance, Helen Cecelia Quinn Jan 1938

The Influence Of Explicit Instructions To Plan Upon Perfomance, Helen Cecelia Quinn

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Value Of Relaxation As Preparation For Rational Psychotherapy, John M. Hadley Nov 1937

The Value Of Relaxation As Preparation For Rational Psychotherapy, John M. Hadley

Master's Theses

The suggested uses of relaxation given by the technique of Freud coupled with the findings of Jacobson, Ferenczi and Bagchi have prompted the investigator to make some observations of the function of relaxation in rational psychotherapy. This presupposes that relaxation is used with considerable discretion. The investigation has been stimulated by a growing tendency in the Fort Hays Kansas State College Psychological Clinic to treat patients from the standpoint of the whole individual until specific traumata can be discovered In considering the value of relaxation, it may be well to think of the individual in much the same manner as ...


A Study Of One Hundred Relief Welfare Cases In Kingman County, Kansas., Jasper C. Witter May 1937

A Study Of One Hundred Relief Welfare Cases In Kingman County, Kansas., Jasper C. Witter

Master's Theses

This thesis is an analysis of relief welfare cases in Kingman County, Kansas. The case studies cover the economic abilities of the families and attempts to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of available welfare programs.


The Influence Of Attention In Establishing The Finger-Withdrawal Response, Ignatius Anthony First Jan 1937

The Influence Of Attention In Establishing The Finger-Withdrawal Response, Ignatius Anthony First

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Factor Analysis Versus Clinical Analysis Of Intelligence, Betty Margaret Martinson Oct 1936

Factor Analysis Versus Clinical Analysis Of Intelligence, Betty Margaret Martinson

Master's Theses

The technique of mental testing has in the period since 1905 grown to its present status as a useful tool in every psychological clinic and laboratory. A very brief discussion of its development is here included to indicate the relation of its historical antecedents to various theories of intelligence and especially the one on which the present work rests.


Is The Scientific Behaviorist Scientific?, Methodius F. Cikrit Jan 1935

Is The Scientific Behaviorist Scientific?, Methodius F. Cikrit

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Evaluation Of Punishments And Rewards In Learning The Maze Of Humans., August Albert Lind May 1934

The Evaluation Of Punishments And Rewards In Learning The Maze Of Humans., August Albert Lind

Master's Theses

The general problem of this investigation was the evaluation of reward and punishment for learning the maze by humans. Specifically, we wish to test Thorndike’s statement that pleasantness stamps in the right and unpleasantness stamps out the wrong; and furthermore, to find out what combination of pleasantness and unpleasantness in relation to right and wrong movements or choices is the most effective.


A Sociological And Psychological Survey Of One Hundred Patients Of The Hays Crippled Children's Clinic, Helen Starbuck Jan 1934

A Sociological And Psychological Survey Of One Hundred Patients Of The Hays Crippled Children's Clinic, Helen Starbuck

Master's Theses

The major and minor problems of the thesis are as follows: Are the children treated at the Hays Clinic as a group mentally, temperamentally and socially normal enough to justify the state in attempting to make them physically well? What are the sociological and psychological effects of occupational therapy and school work upon patients in the clinic? In order to arrive at a solution of the foregoing problems, a study of 100 children entering the Hays Crippled Children's Clinic was made . Both laboratory and questionnaire methods were used.


The Influence Of The Number Of Readings On The Rate Of Forgetting., Yuba L. Hunsley Sep 1933

The Influence Of The Number Of Readings On The Rate Of Forgetting., Yuba L. Hunsley

Master's Theses

The object of the investigation was to find the relation of retention to the number of readings of factual prose articles and to the study of other factors which may influence retention. Students of the freshman and sophomore college classes were used as subjects. The experimental material consisted of reading material of highly factual articles and objective tests. Memory was measured at the end of two weeks after one, two, three, four and five readings. The other factors investigated in relation to memory ability were the effect of rereading upon retention, sex differences, and the correlation of retention of factual ...


Humor And Its Appeal To The Child, Leona Marie Carroll Jan 1933

Humor And Its Appeal To The Child, Leona Marie Carroll

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study In The Psychology Of Conversion, Dorothy Catherine Kleespies Jan 1932

A Study In The Psychology Of Conversion, Dorothy Catherine Kleespies

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Initiative And Cooperation In The Convalescent Hospitalized Child, Sibyl Catherine Davis Jan 1932

Initiative And Cooperation In The Convalescent Hospitalized Child, Sibyl Catherine Davis

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Early Childhood Fears, Lenore Bernadette Mccarthy Jan 1932

Early Childhood Fears, Lenore Bernadette Mccarthy

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Attitude Of Children Toward Self-Control, Marie Bernadette Rochford Jan 1932

The Attitude Of Children Toward Self-Control, Marie Bernadette Rochford

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study In Eidetic Imagery, Elizabeth Lourdes Mcgrath Jan 1932

A Study In Eidetic Imagery, Elizabeth Lourdes Mcgrath

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Children's Concepts Of Truthfulness, Marcella Ann Twomey Jan 1931

Children's Concepts Of Truthfulness, Marcella Ann Twomey

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.