Kaulfers, Walter Vincent
June 1930
Journal of Applied Psychology;Jun30, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p257
Academic Journal
The article discusses the report that assesses the effect of mental age on foreign language and academic achievement. According to the author, the study were carried out on a separate group of girls and boys and were given a particular subject to study for several semesters. The report concludes that a higher mental age is required by boys to achieve the same level with girls in language efficiency development, normal trend of mental influence is lost amid irregularities in the classification of pupils and intelligence is a more effective conditioning factor in composite activities involving complicated responses of perception, association and vocabulary building. Tables and graphs were presented depicting the different reading ability, reading scores and vocabulary scores.


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