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History of Psychological Practice

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

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise to help the student explore and answer the question related to the development of psychology as it relates to WW1 and WW2. resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word-version is also attached.