Natural interests of adolescents
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The purpose of this investigation was to discover as far as possible, in the limited time available, the capacities of the adolescent mind with special reference to the lines of work represented in the typical high school curriculum. The study was prompted by the desire to find the basis of the strong interest most high school students have in some subjects and their apparent lack of interest in other subjects. It was believed that if such a basis could be found it would probably explain the fact that some students do much more satisfactory work in some branches than in others, and might throw some light on the problem of the content and arrangement of the curriculum itself.