Bingham, Walter Van Dyke, 1880-1952

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Professor, researcher and consultant in applied psychology. Born 1880 - died 1952.

A pioneer in applied psychology, Bingham got his start in experimental psychology, receiving his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago under James R. Angell. He held teaching positions at Teacher's College of Columbia University, Dartmouth College and Carnegie Institute of Tehnology. In 1942 he became director of the Personnel Research Foundation, where for many years he carried on independant research and served as a consultant in industrial psychology. During World War I Bingham served as executive secretary of the committee on classification of personnel in the U. S. Army, and later in the war served as lieutenant colonel in the Personnel Branch of the Army General Staff.

(cont.) He was one of a small group that developed the intelligence testing for the Army, and with Walter Dill Scott worked in the classification of Army personnel. One of the founders of the Psychological Corporation in 1921, he served as director throughout life. From 1940 to 1947 Bingham was chief psychologist of the Adjutant General's Office of the War Department, serving as consultant or advisor to the Surgeon General, the Army General Staff, and the Secretary of Defense. Bingham carried out editorial responsibilities for several journals and was the author of many books. His "Aptitude and Aptitude Testing" (1937/1942) is a classic in the field.

From the description of Walter Van Dyke Bingham Collection, Series II, 1852-1965, 1890-1952. (Carnegie Mellon University). WorldCat record id: 25652564

Professor, researcher and consultant in applied psychology. Born 1880 - died 1952.

A pioneer in applied psychology, Bingham got his start in experimental psychology, receiving his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago under James R. Angell. He held teaching positions at Teacher's College of Columbia University, Dartmouth College and Carnegie Institute of Tehnology. In 1942 he became director of the Personnel Research Foundation, where for many years he carried on independant research and served as a consultant in industrial psychology. During World War I Bingham served as executive secretary of the committee on classification of personnel in the U. S. Army, and later in the war served as lieutenant colonel in the Personnel Branch of the Army General Staff.

(cont.) He was one of a small group that developed the intelligence testing for the Army, and with Walter Dill Scott worked in the classification of Army personnel. One of the founders of the Psychological Corporation in 1921, he served as director throughout life. From 1940 to 1947 Bingham was chief psychologist of the Adjutant General's Office of the War Department, serving as consultant or advisor to the Surgeon General, the Army General Staff, and the Secretary of Defense. Bingham carried out editorial responsibilities for several journals and was the author of many books. His "Aptitude and Aptitude Testing" (1937/1942) is a classic in the field.

From the description of Walter Van Dyke Bingham Collection, Series III, 1852-1965, 1890-1952. (Carnegie Mellon University). WorldCat record id: 25652676

Professor, researcher and consultant in applied psychology. Born 1880 - died 1952.

A pioneer in applied psychology, Bingham got his start in experimental psychology, receiving his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago under James R. Angell. He held teaching positions at Teacher's College of Columbia University, Dartmouth College and Carnegie Institute of Tehnology. In 1942 he became director of the Personnel Research Foundation, where for many years he carried on independant research and served as a consultant in industrial psychology. During World War I Bingham served as executive secretary of the committee on classification of personnel in the U. S. Army, and later in the war served as lieutenant colonel in the Personnel Branch of the Army General Staff.

(cont.) He was one of a small group that developed the intelligence testing for the Army, and with Walter Dill Scott worked in the classification of Army personnel. One of the founders of the Psychological Corporation in 1921, he served as director throughout life. From 1940 to 1947 Bingham was chief psychologist of the Adjutant General's Office of the War Department, serving as consultant or advisor to the Surgeon General, the Army General Staff, and the Secretary of Defense. Bingham carried out editorial responsibilities for several journals and was the author of many books. His "Aptitude and Aptitude Testing" (1937/1942) is a classic in the field.

From the description of Walter Van Dyke Bingham Collection, Series I, 1852-1965, 1890-1952. (Carnegie Mellon University). WorldCat record id: 25652608

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referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Bingham, Walter Van Dyke, 1880-1952. Walter Van Dyke Bingham Collection, Series I, 1852-1965, 1890-1952. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
creatorOf Bingham, Walter Van Dyke, 1880-1952. Walter Van Dyke Bingham Collection, Series III, 1852-1965, 1890-1952. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
referencedIn Doll, Edgar A. (Edgar Arnold), b. 1889. Edgar and Geraldine Doll papers, 1915-1972. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968. Millicent Todd Bingham papers, 1865-1968 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dartmouth College. Summer School. Records, 1900-1918. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Donald G. Paterson papers, 1892-1961 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Todd-Bingham picture collection, 1837-1966 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Paterson, Donald G. (Donald Gildersleeve), 1892-1961. Donald G. Paterson papers, 1915-1961. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Todd family. Todd-Bingham picture collection, 1837-1966 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. Frank Addison Manny papers, 1890-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett additional correspondence and compositions, 1906-1966. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton 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 Bingham, Walter Van Dyke, 1880-1952. Walter Van Dyke Bingham Collection, Series II, 1852-1965, 1890-1952. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
referencedIn Millicent Todd Bingham papers, 1865-1968 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944. person
associatedWith Dartmouth College. Summer School. corporateBody
associatedWith Doll, Edgar A. (Edgar Arnold), b. 1889. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. person
associatedWith Paterson, Donald G. (Donald Gildersleeve), 1892-1961. person
associatedWith Personnel Research Federation (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Scott, Walter Dill, 1869-1955. person
associatedWith Stone, Calvin P. (Calvin Perry), 1892-1954. person
associatedWith Terman, Lewis M. (Lewis Madison), 1877-1956. person
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Thurstone, L. L. (Louis Leon), 1887-1955. person
associatedWith Todd family family
associatedWith Todd family. family
associatedWith Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. person
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Intelligence tests--History
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