Goodenough, Florence Laura, 1886-1959

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Child psychologist, Minneapolis Child Guidance Clinic (1924-25) and University of Minnesota (1925-1947).

From the description of Florence Laura Goodenough papers, 1936-1959, 1969-1978. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62688200

Florence Laura Goodenough, B.S. (1920), M.A. (1921) Columbia University, Ph.D. (1924) Stanford University. Chief psychologist, Minneapolis Child Guidance Clinic (1924-1925), assistant professor (1925-1928), associate professor (1928-1930), professor (1930-1947) Institute of Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota. Best known for her development of the Draw-A-Man Test, used as an index of a child's intelligence.

Florence Goodenough was born in Hoensdale, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1886. She received her B.A. in 1920, and her M.A. in 1921 from Columbia University, while simultaneously working as director of educational research in the New Jersey School system. In 1924, she received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, developing as her thesis, the Draw-A-Man Scale. While at Stanford, she served as a chief research assistant under Dr. Lewis Terman, known for his studies of gifted children.

After working with the Minneapolis Child Guidance Clinic from 1924-1925, Goodenough joined the staff of the newly formed Institute of Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota in 1925. She spent the remainder of her career at the Institute, where she advanced from assistant professor to professor, and due to a disability retired as Professor Emeritus in 1947. Goodenough is perhaps best known for her Draw-A-Man Test, used as an index of a child's intelligence. In addition, she wrote several texts, and numerous articles dealing with exceptional children and mental testing, among other things. Goodenough was president of the Society for Research in Child Development in 1946 and 1947, and held various positions in the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Women Psychologists. Upon her retirement, she moved to Lisbon, New Hampshire, becoming increasingly deaf and blind due to an earlier illness. On April 4, 1959, she died at her winter home in Lakeland, Florida.

From the guide to the Florence Laura Goodenough papers, 1936-1959, 1969-1978, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives [uarc])

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Elliott, Richard Maurice, 1887-1969. Richard Maurice Elliott papers, 1912-1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Goodenough, Florence Laura, 1886-1959. Florence Laura Goodenough papers, 1936-1959, 1969-1978. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Doll, Edgar A. (Edgar Arnold), b. 1889. Edgar and Geraldine Doll papers, 1915-1972. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Stone, Calvin P. (Calvin Perry), 1892-1954. Calvin Perry Stone papers, circa 1910-1954 [microform]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Harris, Dale B. Dale B. Harris and Florence Goodenough children's drawings, and microfilmed papers of Florence Goodenough, 1919-1924. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Tyler, Leona E. (Leona Elizabeth), 1906-1993. Leona Tyler papers, 1933-1993. University of Akron, Bierce Library
creatorOf Florence Laura Goodenough papers, 1936-1959, 1969-1978 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
referencedIn Richard Maurice Elliott Papers, 1912-1969 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
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associatedWith Booker, Ivan H. person
associatedWith Booker, Ivan H. person
associatedWith Doll, Edgar A. (Edgar Arnold), b. 1889. person
associatedWith Elliott, Richard Maurice, 1887-1969. person
associatedWith Ford, Mary. person
associatedWith Harris, Dale B. person
associatedWith Hollingsworth, Leta, 1886-1935. person
associatedWith Hollingsworth, Leta (Setter), 1886-1935 person
associatedWith James, Maud Merrill. person
associatedWith James, Maud Merrill. person
associatedWith Koch, Helen Lois, 1895- person
associatedWith Larson, Mabel. person
associatedWith Larson, Mabel. person
associatedWith Maurer, Katharine Mather. person
associatedWith McCarthy, Dorothea. person
associatedWith McCarthy, Dorothea Agnes, 1906-1974. person
associatedWith Miles, Katharine. person
associatedWith Miles, Katherine Adele. person
associatedWith Phillips, Lakin. person
associatedWith Phillips, Lakin. person
associatedWith Shirley, Mary. person
associatedWith Shirley, Mary Margaret, 1899- person
associatedWith Smart, Russell Cook. person
associatedWith Stippich, Mary Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Stippich, Mary Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Stone, Calvin P. (Calvin Perry), 1892-1954. person
associatedWith Terman, Lewis M. (Lewis Madison), 1877-1956. person
associatedWith Tolman, Ruth. person
associatedWith Tolman, Ruth Sherman. person
associatedWith Tyler, Leona E. (Leona Elizabeth), 1906-1993. person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Institute of Child Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Vincent, Elizabeth Lee, 1897- person
associatedWith Wolf, Theta Holmes, 1904- person
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Intelligence tests
Goodenough Draw--A-Man Test
Child welfare
Goodenough--Harris Drawing Test
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Birth 1886-08-06

Death 1959-04-04

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