Grace Helen Kent

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Grace Helen Kent (June 6, 1875 - September 19, 1973) was an American psychologist. She is known for creating the Kent-Rosanoff Free Association Test, an influential word association test that is still used.

Life[edit]

Born in Indiana, United States, Kent grew up in Iowa, the daughter of a clergyman. Her father was quite liberal, and, in fact, was the first white pastor for a black parish.[1]

Kent first studied at Grinnell College before moving onto the University of Iowa.[2] She studied at the University for a few years, receiving her bachelor's degree in 1902 and her Master's in 1904. In 1911, she received a PhD at the George Washington University.

Grace Kent died on September 19, 1973 at the age of 98.[3]

Contributions[edit]

She is known mainly for collaborating to create the Kent-Rosanoff Free Association Test.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grace Kent". .webster.edu. 1973-09-18. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  2. ^ Shakow, David (1974-07-01). "Grace Helen Kent". Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. 10 (3). doi:10.1002/1520-6696(197407)10:3%3C275::aid-jhbs2300100302%3E3.0.co;2-j. ISSN 1520-6696.
  3. ^ Shakow, David (1974-07-01). "Grace Helen Kent". Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. 10 (3). doi:10.1002/1520-6696(197407)10:3%3C275::aid-jhbs2300100302%3E3.0.co;2-j. ISSN 1520-6696.

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