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Vernon, Philip Ewart

Works: 108 works in 779 publications in 6 languages and 9,929 library holdings
Genres: Examinations  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Philip Ewart Vernon
Most widely held works by Philip Ewart Vernon
Personality assessment: a critical survey by Philip E Vernon( Book )

51 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligence and cultural environment by Philip E Vernon( Book )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minor references to intelligence testing on Australian Aborigines; symbolism
The structure of human abilities by Philip E Vernon( Book )

78 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1950, this revised edition of The Structure of Human Abilities was published in 1961, but remained largely unchanged from the original save for an additional supplement on the developments in factorial work on human abilities from 1950-1959. Much research had been carried out during the years leading up to publication, in England and America, into mental abilities; and modern methods of statistical treatment, especially factor analysis, had been increasingly used. It was felt that the mass of diverse material was apt to confuse the student of psy
Intelligence, heredity and environment by Philip E Vernon( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychology and education of gifted children by Philip E Vernon( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1977, this book looks at the problem of educating highly intelligent and gifted children, which it felt was of paramount importance to modern society. In the 1970s education increasingly focused on average pupils, and often made excellent provision for handicapped children. The authors felt it all the more important for teachers, parents and educationalists generally to be made aware of the special needs of the bright and talented, and how they could best be catered for. In this book Professor Vernon and his two co-authors discuss the provision of special facilities for the education of these children at the time, particularly with reference to the UK and Canada
The measurement of abilities by Philip E Vernon( Book )

74 editions published between 1939 and 1972 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in expressive movement by Gordon W Allport( Book )

39 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigations of personality may be focused upon any one of three different levels of phenomena. The first is the level of traits, interests, attitudes, or sentiments considered as composing an "inner" personality; the second is the level of behavior and expression; the third is the level of impression, the perception and interpretation of behavior by another. Since a discovery on one of these levels establishes a presumption that the phenomenon in question has some counterpart on the other levels, a problem which is elusive on one plane may often be more expediently attacked on another. This is the motive and the plan behind the present study. Instead of approaching the difficult problem of consistency or organization in personality through a study of "inner" dispositions--which, of course, can only be known indirectly through tests and scales, --we have chosen to refer the problem to the level of expressive movement and there to examine it in a more direct fashion. Besides being expedient, this policy of referring knotty problems of personality to the field of expression has considerable theoretical justification. Unless we accept the epistemology of intuitionism, we are forced to regard our judgments of personality as inferential constructs based upon our sensory perception of expression; and to assume that it is only through our perceptions of the physical bodies, speech, or gesture of our associates that we derive any knowledge of their natures. From this point of view the direct study of expression is the most natural possible approach to the study of personality. Expressive movement in this monograph refers to those aspects of movement which are distinctive enough to differentiate one individual from another. The present study goes beyond the tradition of the psychology of individual differences; it treats the question of the agreement among individual differences, with special reference to the motor field. The discovery of well-integrated and consistent expression in the motor field would establish a presumption that similar patterning is to be expected in all aspects of personality, but it is for the future to show the exact relation of expressive movement to "inner" traits and to impression"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Creativity: selected readings by Philip E Vernon( Book )

47 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Galton's Hereditary genius / M.I. Stein, S.J. Heinze -- Psychological approaches to the biography of genius / L.M. Terman -- A psychologist examines sixty-four eminent scientists / Anne Roe -- Letter / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Letters / Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky -- Making of a poem / Stephen Spender -- Mathematical creation / H. Poincaré -- Art of thought / G. Wallas -- Adventurous thinking / F.C. Bartlett -- Creativeness of life / E.W. Sinnott -- S-R psychology and cognitive psychology / A.J. Cropley -- Creative writers and day-dreaming / S. Freud -- Towards a theory of creativity / C.R. Rogers -- Psychometric measurement of creativity / T.A. Razik -- Traits of creativity / J.P. Guilford -- Highly intelligent and the highly creative adolescent / J.W. Getzels, P.W. Jackson -- Critical notice / C.L. Burt -- Question of creativity / L. Hudson -- New look at the creativity-intelligence distinction / M.A. Wallach, N. Kogan -- Criterion problem / R.J. Shapiro -- Disposition towards originality / F. Barron -- Personality correlates of creativity: a study of American architects / D.W. MacKinnon -- Creativity and personality / R.B. Cattell, H.J. Butcher -- Prediction of creativity with the biographical inventory / C.W. Taylor, R.L. Ellison -- Education and creativity / S.J. Parnes -- Causes for concern / E.P. Torrance -- Teaching approach and divergent thinking abilities / F.A. Haddon, H. Lytton
Intelligence and attainment tests by Philip E Vernon( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality tests and assessments by Philip E Vernon( Book )

32 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The abilities and achievements of Orientals in North America by Philip E Vernon( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Abilities and Achievements of Orientals in North America is concerned with the study of the abilities, achievements, and personality characteristics of oriental immigrants and their descendants in North America. The book attempts to set a correlation between the cultural background from which the immigrants came and their history in North America, and to discover the implications for psychological theory. The text contains discussions on the problems of heredity, environment, and acculturation; racial and ethnic differences; and a comparison of biological, environmental and cultural differ
Advances in educational psychology by M. L. Kellmer Pringle( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secondary school selection : a British psychological society inquiry by British Psychological Society( Book )

26 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selection for secondary education at 11-plus still arouses widespread controversy; and the psychological techniques which are employed, such as intelligence and attainments tests, are often criticised. Originally published in 1957, under the auspices of the British Psychological Society, a group of psychologists, experienced in this field, tried to present a balanced survey of the situation at the time. They show that the real problems of secondary schooling cannot be solved by simple administrative changes; they arise from historical causes, from the class structure of English society and the educational and vocational ambitions of parents. Psychology has studied the development and differentiation of children's abilities and interests with age, and thus throws light on the need for, and the consequences of, streaming children in different classes or schools, and the value of alternative systems such as the comprehensive school. Selection at 11-plus, it is admitted, does have harmful effects on teaching in the junior school and produces much emotional strain, though these effects are often exaggerated. It was, in fact, accurate for some ninety per cent of children; yet the implications of its inevitable inaccuracy for some pupils cannot be ignored. The functions, and the value, of intelligence and attainments tests and the essay are examined, and full consideration given to the use of teachers' estimates of suitability and other techniques. The Report is addressed primarily to teachers, educational administrator, and psychologists - that is people with some background knowledge of the problems involved; but it should also be intelligible and helpful to the educated layman, since the more technical details are confined to Appendices."--Provided by publisher
Personnel selection in the British forces by Philip E Vernon( Book )

11 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current trends in British psychology by C. A Mace( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The standardisation of a graded word reading test by Philip E Vernon( Book )

17 editions published between 1938 and 1969 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assessment of psychological qualities by verbal methods, a survey of attitude tests, rating scales and personality questionnaires by Philip E Vernon( Book )

8 editions published between 1938 and 1952 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligence testing, 1928-1978 : what next? by Philip E Vernon( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attention is drawn to the ways in which current conceptions of intelligence and its measurement differ from those which were generally accepted in 1928. The following principles underlying intelligence testing were generally agreed upon in 1928: (1) the assumption of intelligence as a recognizable attribute, responsible for differences among children and adults in learning, reasoning, and other cognitive capacities; (2) the principle that sampling appropriate mental tasks and norming scores against distribution in the population yields IQs acceptable as quantitative measures of level of intelligence; and (3) essentially innate and genetically determined, intelligence develops with age, regardless of the environment. These statements are contrasted to 1978 thinking, and the following common criticisms of intelligence testing are highlighted: most item types are developed haphazardly without clear rationale; group tests are often given by untrained lay people under poorly controlled conditions; test results depend on practice and motivation; the tests are unreliable, and, the public feels threatened by tests. The remainder of the paper is a look at recent investigations supporting genetic/environmental factors on intellectual growth. (Gk)
Study of values; a scale for measuring the dominant interests in personality. Manual. For use with hand-scorable and machine scorable boolets by Gordon W Allport( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The training and teaching of adult workers by Philip E Vernon( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1943 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vernon, P. E.

Vernon, P. E. 1905-1987

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Vernon, P. E. (Philip Ewart), 1905-1987

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Vernon, Philip E. 1905-1987

Vernon, Philip E. (Philip Ewart)

Vernon, Philip E. (Philip Ewart), 1905-

Vernon, Philip E. (Philip Ewart), 1905-1987

Vernon, Philip Ewart

Vernon, Philip Ewart 1905-1987

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