TitleSpearman, Charles Edward (1863-1945) papers
Extent11-Record boxes
DescriptionThe fonds consists of a wide variety of documentation including notes, correspondence and other material relating to Professor Charles Edward Spearman's career and academic life.

Series available as follows:

SPEAR/1/1 Correspondence and Notes
SPEAR/1/2 Reference books of individuals
SPEAR/1/3 Chicago Experiment

For further biographical information please see Professor C E Spearman's obituary notice of the Royal Society from 1947 Vol.5 pt 15 pp 372-385
NotesThe History of Psychology Centre is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our users. Be aware that our catalogue contains historic terminology relating to mental health which could be considered offensive. The terminology exists within the original record and has been retained to inform users on viewpoints at the time. It in no way reflects the attitudes of the cataloguers or the British Psychological Society.
Wellcome Ref: PSY/SPE
AccessConditionsAuthorised Users. View by Appointment
Location16: Wellcome Library
Intelligence tests
AdminHistoryCharles Edward Spearman (1863-1945) Ph.D (Leipzig) After 15 years of military service as an army officer in India, Spearman resigned his commission to study experimental psychology at Leipzig under Wilhelm Wundt. Spearman's name is almost synonymous with the term 'general intelligence' (otherwise known as psychometric 'g'). While still a mature student (Spearman was 48 when he received his Ph.D.) he published his famous two-factor theory of intelligence.

One of the great achievements of psychology evolved from Spearman's efforts to operationalize his theory ­ the statistical procedure we now know as 'factor analysis' .
RulesDescription compiled in line with the following standard
ISAD (G) General International Standard Archival Description
ArchNoteCompiled by Mike Maskill BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.

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