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Rafael Santamarina y los orígenes de la psicometría en México [Rafael Santamarina and the origins of psychometrics in Mexico]

Colotla, Victor A. (1984) Rafael Santamarina y los orígenes de la psicometría en México [Rafael Santamarina and the origins of psychometrics in Mexico]. Revista de Historia de la Psicologia 5:pp. 163-170.

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Abstract

Rafael Santamarina (1884-1966) was a Mexican physician of the beginning of the century who worked in a mental hospital known as Manicomio General de la Castañeda in 1911 and 1912 in Mexico City; in this hospital he initiated the use of psychometric tests. Santamarina later translated from the French original the Binet-Simon intelligence scale and adapted it to Mexican students. He was professor of paidology and psychology at the National University of Mexico and was a researcher in government offices where he directed the translation and standardization of a number of psychometric tests with Mexican children. At the beginning of the 1930s, Santamarina went to work to the Tribunal para Menores (juvenile court) and apparently discontinued his work within psychometrics. The possible social conditions which facilitated the appearance of this pioneer work of Mexican psychometrics are discussed.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:history of Mexican psychology, psychometrics, R. Santamarina
Subjects:Chronology > 20th Century
ID Code:242
Deposited By:Colotla, Dr. Victor A.
Deposited On:24 January 2005