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|Born||December 19, 1908
|Died||May 4, 2001 (aged 92)
New York City, New York, United States
|Alma mater||Barnard College (A.B., 1928)
Columbia University (Ph.D., 1929)
|Known for||Psychological Testing|
|Awards||National Medal of Science (1987)
APA Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology (1994)
Anne Anastasi (December 19, 1908 – May 4, 2001) was an American psychologist best known for her pioneering development of psychometrics. Her generative work, Psychological Testing, remains a classic text in which she drew attention to the individual being tested and therefore to the responsibilities of the testers.
She called for them to go beyond test scores, to search the assessed individual's history to help them to better understand their own results and themselves.
She was known as the “test guru”.
She was president of the American Psychological Association in 1972, the third ever woman to be elected. In 1984, she was given the American Psychological Foundation's Gold Medal. In 1987, she was awarded the National Medal of Science.
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