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How have World War I and World War II affected the evolution of psychology, especially psychological testing?

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Dear Student,
The answer to this question lies in the history of the Tavistock Clinic. The best way to relate this is by providing a short outline. The outline will guide us in giving the necessary information to answer the question. I am not quite sure whether your professor is asking you a lengthy essay to relate the history of clinical psychology or to just raise the points as to how WWI & II affected psychology as a profession. As such, the best bet is to provide enough but concise information. I suggest the following outline:

1. WW1 & the phenomenon of 'Shellshock' & the establishment of the Tavistock clinic - 200 words.
2. WW2 and the 'science of mental life' as a continuation of the Tavistock program now with under Britain's NHS - 200 words.
3. Implications of clinical psychology and the phenomenon of mental life in relation to psychological testing. - About 150 words.

The outline above should get your point across. Good luck with your studies.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

WW1 and Shellshock

WW1 was a tough proposition for soldier in that it was predominantly trench warfare. It involved the great powers of Europe in a war that saw the Allies (UK, France & Russia) pitted against the Central Powers (Germany, Italy, ...

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