Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

William Hertzog Thompson

Second Advisor

Francis M. Hurst

Third Advisor

William E. Jaynes


Although more than fifty years have passed since the Frenchmen Alfred Binet and Theophile Simon published the first effective intelligence test, psychological testing has evolved through many stages since that time. There are many different types of psychological tests now, with numerous methods of interpretation. However, through all of this evolution the basic purpose of the tests has remained the same— to measure Individual differences. Just as Binet and Simon's first intelligence test ". . . succeeded in differentiating between children of various age and grade levels and made possible the prediction of the child's progress in school, so psychological tests are still used for this purpose In our schools today.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Psychology University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts.

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