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dc.contributor.advisorPyle, William Henry, 1875-eng
dc.contributor.authorRagsdale, Clarence E. (Clarence Edwin), 1893-1953eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued1914eng
dc.date.submitted1914eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: W.H. Pyleeng
dc.descriptionTypescripteng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri 1914eng
dc.description.abstractThe problems of race psychology have always been of absorbing interest. The existence of racial differences in intellect, morals and temperament is a matter of common observation among historians and anthropologists. It has always been regarded as obvious that those races which were most advanced in civilization were, in point of view of mental ability, distinctly higher than the others. And yet there are numerous instances in history, in which a barbarian race has taken on the forms of civilization and proven itself distinctly not inferior. No way of definitely measuring racial mental differences has been known until recently when, with the development of psychology, that science began to concern itself with individual differences. In America where all races meet, the problem of racial differences is an important one for our educational theory and practice, as well as our social philosophy. This is especially true in our Southern States, where there are vast numbers of white and colored children receiving the same instruction, both in content and in method. Are the mental characteristics of the two races similar enough to justify similar instruction, or would difference in instruction be more economical in effort and secure better results? The object of this investigation is not to answer this question, but to discover a few of the facts which have a bearing on it. To this end, an attempt is made to measure some of the basic mental functions of Negroes by means of already established mental tests. No attempt is made to justify the use of these tests. Their limitations are evident, but their value has been proved by numerous investigations during the past few years. Numerous books of a sociological and philosophical nature have been written concerning the Negro. They are valuable, chiefly, as the opinions of men of considerable experience, and frequently of strong prejudices. The results of three investigations of Negro psychology of some real value have been published. A brief review of these articles is giveneng
dc.format.extent159 leaveseng
dc.identifier.merlinb23205179eng
dc.identifier.oclc24031848eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/15609
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/15609eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missourieng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.sourceDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2011.eng
dc.subject.lcshEthnopsychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshChild developmenteng
dc.subject.lcshChild psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshPsychological tests for childreneng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American children -- Educationeng
dc.titleThe psychology of the Negroeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missourieng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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