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1943 — The Army-Navy College Qualifying Test was first administered. The test was adapted from the Scholastic Aptitude Test and was used to determine eligibility for a college deferment from the military draft for World War II. 325,000 young men took the test at this first administration. Henry Chauncey and John Stalnaker headed the testing program.

1962 — The Hawaii Psychological Association was incorporated.

1968 — Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson's book Pygmalion in the Classroom was published. The book reported the effects of teacher expectancies on teacher and student behavior. By 1980, this book had been cited in over 700 other publications and was chosen as a "citation classic" by the journal Current Contents.


Copyright © 1995, American Psychological Association. Web version by permission. Source: Street, W. R. (1994). A Chronology of Noteworthy Events in American Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. The American Psychological Association and Central Washington University have supported the development of the APA Historical Database.

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