Thurstone Louis( American psychologist)
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Biography Thurstone Louis
(1887-1955) - American psychologist. The main direction of research - the application of statistics to the solution of psychological problems. Initiator of the development and use in various fields of psychology, factor analysis ( 'Vectors of the mind', . 1935), . using a-cerned studied a large array of tests, . diagnostic abilities of different types (such as perceptual, . and intellectual),
. Believed that intelligence is built from several primary abilities: verbal, perceptual, and special abilities of space perception, memory, reasoning, and a cursory speech. The presence of a single common factor, which characterizes the intellect, T. denied. He is the author of many statistical procedures for processing psychological data and scales (including - scale installations, which was widely used in social psychology). Placing more emphasis on the psychology of creativity, in particular measuring the ability of proactive and independent in solving problems of high levels of ingenuity.