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Army Alpha & Army Beta & Psychology: History, Theories & Results

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What system outside of the military greatly expanded on the work Yerkes did with Army Alpha and Army Beta testing?

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1. Why did Yerkes develop two forms of testing for the military?

2. Which of the following is NOT a controversy surrounding the use of the Army Alpha and Army Beta tests?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine how much you know about psychological testing during World War I. You'll be quizzed on topics that include an expansion of Army Alpha and Army Beta testing and the reason Yerkes created these two techniques.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about:

  • Controversies associated with Army Alpha and Army Beta testing
  • A test developed by the same people who came up with the Army Alpha
  • The things the Army Alpha tested for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on psychological testing during World War I
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reason Army Alpha and Army Beta testing were created and another test they developed
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Army Alpha and Army Beta testing were controversial

Additional Learning

The lesson called Army Alpha & Army Beta & Psychology: History, Theories & Results will help you learn more about these areas of study:

  • Robert Yerkes and his work with the American Psychological Association
  • The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test
  • Details about the Alpha and Beta tests
  • Their lasting impact on western society
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