Presentation on theme: "J.P. Guilford. J.P. Guilford (1897-1987) Achieved a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Nebraska Achieved a Ph.D. from Cornell University Taught grades."— Presentation transcript:
J.P. Guilford (1897-1987) Achieved a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Nebraska Achieved a Ph.D. from Cornell University Taught grades 1 through 8 in Nebraska from 1915-1917 Professor at University of Nebraska from 1932-1940 Professor at University of South California from 1940-1967 Director of Psychological Research at Santa Ana Army Air Force Base from 1942-1946
Contributions & Achievements Concluded that IQ tests could not measure creativity Experimented with attention and visual perception, learning and memory, and experimental esthetics Contributed to Statistical Psychology regarding test theory and evaluation, factor analysis, psychophysics, and scaling Measured mental abilities including knowledge gained from factor analytic studies Created the structure of Intellect model that could identify learning abilities and disabilities Discovered Personality theory and measurement Wrote or helped write over 25 books, 30 tests and 300 journal articles
Structure of Intellect Purpose: To identify what people are gifted at as well as find special learning abilities and/or disabilities.
Notable Publications Psychometric Methods (1936) General Psychology (1939) Fields of Psychology (1940) Fundamental Statistics in Psychology and Education (1942) Printed Classification Tests (1947) Prediction of Categories from Measurements (1949) Personality (1959)