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Lynch, Mervin D. 1933-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 41 publications in 2 languages and 896 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Mervin D Lynch
Self-concept, advances in theory and research by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fostering creativity in children K-8 : theory and practice by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods to motivate and teach the creative child in the areas of the arts, math, science and reading
Elements of statistical inference for education and psychology by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modes of resolution of cognitive inconsistency and mood-stress through communication activity by Mervin D Lynch( )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of a rating scale for measurement of sensational news by Mervin D Lynch( )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pei yang zhong xiao xue sheng de chuang zao xing : li lun yu shi jian( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do self concept tests test self concept? : an evaluation of the validity of items on the Piers Harris and Coopersmith measures by Mervin D Lynch( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Items from Peirs-Harris and Coopersmith self-concept tests were evaluated against independent measures on three self-constructs, idealized, empathic, and worth. Construct measurements were obtained with the semantic differential and D statistic. Ratings were obtained from 381 children, grades 4-6. For each test, item ratings and construct measures were subjected to factor analysis. In each instance, six factors were extracted, but only one was designated by the construct measures. Multiple regressions were run between items and construct measures. Multiple correlations were small. These findings raise substantial doubt about the construct and predictive validity of the Peirs-Harris and Coopersmith tests. (Author)
Creativity for children K-8 : fostering its development through theory and practice( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Effects of Heightening Anxiety Levels on Writing Performance ofStudents with Different Levels of Creativity and Prior Anxiety by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study's purpose was to investigate effects of heightened anxiety upon writing performance of subjects with different levels of creativity and prior anxiety. Eighty ninth-graders were divided by median splits on test scores into high and low creativity and prior anxiety levels. Subjects produced editorial essays half under high and half under low induced anxiety. Measures were obtained on writing style, grammatical errors, lexical diversity, mood, and judged satisfaction. High, as opposed to low, creatives wrote with fewer grammatical, spelling, and total errors, and with greater lexical diversity when experiencing induced anxiety. Induced anxiety was facilitative for high creatives and debilitative for low creatives. (Author)
Multidimensional Measurement with the D Statistic and the Semantic Differential by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three approaches used in the analysis of semantic differential data to determine similarity in meaning between profile ratings on concept pairs are discussed. These approaches are: (1) to compute mean scores on each scale for each concept and to compare concepts on a scale-by-scale basis; (2) to form mean scores on each dimension for each concept and to compare concepts on a dimensional basis; and (3) to compute the d statistic between ratings on two concepts and use this as a multidimensional measure for comparison purposes. A figure and tables illustrate the three approaches. (Db)
The Building Block Construct as a Possible Model for Decoding Processes by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The building block theory of language structure, an information processing approach, is applied to the development of a model of the reading process. Specifically, the model is concerned with the amount of time an individual will spend reading and the amount of content he will decode which is determined by a series of cognitive processes involving some aspects of sampling, matching, switching, analysis of subjective probabilities, and analysis of syntax. According to the model, a person intending to read a communication message begins by evaluating the message on the basis of likelihood that it might be comprehensible, sensational, opinionated, etc. and uses that basis to make several hypotheses about the quality of the message. He then gathers information from the syntax of the message with which to evaluate his hypotheses. Once he has decided on the merits of an hypothesis, he continues reading until he has enough information to begin the process again. Several possible applications of this model for reading research are given. One suggests that since people often read only beginning and final paragraphs, the repositioning of important data might require shifting of reading emphasis. Another application might be in training individuals to look for higher levels of abstraction when they read. Research on the model is urged. References are included. (Ms)
Development of the Minimood and Some Evidence of Its Validity and Stability by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Minimood" is the synonym chosen from the adult mood adjective checklist (macl) to measure moods of elementary children. Ratings were obtained on mood and Children's Manifest Anxiety Scales (cmas) for a 50-subject pilot and a 206-subject developmental sample in grades 1, 3, and 5. Twelve mood factors were identified: Aggression, Fatigue, Social Affection, Anxiety, Elation-egotism, Clowning, and Concentration. Nine correspond to adult macl factors, and seven were stable across characteristics. The cmas loaded with two factors on the pilot but was unique on the developmental sample, suggesting that the Minimood measures state, not trait anxiety. (Author)
Elements of statistical inference for education by David V Huntsberger( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Evaluation of the Beverly Public Schools Comprehensive Remedial Reading Program Under Title I E.S.E.A by Maurice Kaufman( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beverly Public Schools Comprehensive Remedial Reading Program, funded under Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act, was evaluated in the Spring of 1971. The program was comprised of Reading Laboratories using materials produced by Educational Development Laboratories, Inc. in three elementary schools, two junior high schools, and a senior high school, and of Remedial Reading Classes conducted in three elementary schools. Children in grades two through 12 participated in the Laboratories year round. Each child was scheduled for several sessions per week throughout the school year. Children were scheduled for Remedial Reading Classes for eight week quarters. Third graders attended in quarter one, sixth graders in quarter two, fifth graders in quarter three, and fourth graders in quarter four. Children in the Remedial Reading Classes were transported from their home schools to the classes conducted at the three ESEA Title I schools. This evaluation discusses the validity of the Educational Development Laboratories materials and procedures, and the adequacy of diagnostic and teaching procedures used in the Remedial Reading Classes. It then considers the evidence of pupil achievement. [Reproduced from the best available copy.] (Author/JM)
The Mini Rat Its Development and Some Evidence on Its Validity by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mini Rat (Remote Associates Test) was developed in response to the need for creativity measures with which one could study the consequences of elementary school teaching on the students' creative potential. It is an associative measure with 20 items in which children are asked to give verbal responses to word doublets in the form of third words which are more or less equally associated with each of the two words in the doublet. Thus, the test employs logic similar to that used in the original RAT which was developed for high school and college level students. Words for the Mini Rat items were selected from word lists and books suitable for grades 1-3. Two studies of the validity of the measure for children in grades 1 and 3 are described. The measure discriminated in expected ways between a priori categorized groups of high and low creative children. The hypothesis that it takes a creative person to recognize a creative child was not supported. Grade and sex differences were evident on one test form but not on another. Split-half reliability coefficients were .78 for Form A and .79 for Form B. (CK)
Special issue measurement( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of the Newton Public Schools : 1971-1972 Title I Project #72-207-002 by Blanche Korngold( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Lynch, Merven D.

Lynch, Merven Dean.

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