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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1953. Department of Educational Psychology and Measurements.


Copyright 1953, the author. Used by permission.


It is believed that the task of working towards the improvement of human relations is important, worthwhile, and, necessary. If this belief is justified, then it would seem that the developing of techniques by which this improvement might be accomplished should be undertaken. This implies, it would seem, that the nature of man’s personality can be understood so that his relations with others can be defined. Such techniques as would have to be developed must first permit scrutiny of as many of the characteristics which combine to form personality as can be isolated and must subsequently lead to instruments which measure some type of change which use of the term improvement implies. It is, therefore, thought worthwhile to study and refine those instruments which aid in the isolation of these personality variables. Unfortunately, the intricacies of human behavior defy resolving the problem speedily. It appears to be a step-by-step process.

Advisor: William E. Hall