Psychology ETDs


Jim Mae Coy

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In April, 1942, Captain Jack Bradley was captured by the Japanese on Bataan. Before entering the army, he had been a student at the University of New Mexico and had taken several courses in psychology. He was in his third year of undergraduate work when called into the service in 1940, along with other members of the well-known 200th Coast Artillery of the New Mexico National Guard.

The results of his work are his story, and he should have the opportunity to tell it when and as he wishes. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coy, whose study follows, has used his problems on normal college students and graduates as a first step in their standardization. There may be some who will wonder why she used some kinds of material and omitted other kinds. The answer is that these are the problems Captain Bradley used. Inevitably some of the problems used will be better than others and some hardly suitable for mental tests. The wonder is that, under the circumstances, any of them were used or any other kind of work other than the business of keeping alive was accomplished among these prisoners of war. In carrying on Captain Bradley's tests, we at New Mexico are paying tribute to his fine spirit, and we hope he may find some of our results useful to him. This foreword is offered as an explanation to the reader of the work which follows.

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George Maxwell Peterson

Second Committee Member

Henry. E. Garrett

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Harold D. Larsen



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