McElwee, Edna Willis
August 1935
Journal of Applied Psychology;Aug35, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p463
Academic Journal
The article discusses the variation in the visual memory test scores made by two groups of children with equal mental age, the one being normal and the other being subnormal. The Ellis Memory for Objects Test, which includes ten one-inch metal toy objects, was used in the study. Results show that subnormal children scored higher on the visual memory test because of certain explanations including their gradual gain in rote memory up to the period of adolescence and their surpassing abilities from normal children in the Stanford-Binet Examination. However, Dr. Rudolph Pintner of Teachers College in New York City said that a visual memory test is usually a poor measurement of intelligence.


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