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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence between Thomson and Derrick Lawley regarding calculating a decline in intelligence, 19 Dec 1945-20 Dec 1945

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/11
Scope and Contents Thomson and Lawley discuss potential problems with the calculations, looking at issues such as the validity of calculating the average family intelligence from one year group.

Thomson's letter is written on the reverse of 4 A5 copies of a supplementary sheet regarding the training of music teachers, briefly alluding to necessary qualifications and course of training.

Correspondence between Thomson and Derrick Lawley regarding differences in IQ between two successive generations, 21 Oct 1945 - 23 Oct 1945

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/10
Scope and Contents Discusses the work of Fraser Roberts and R S Fisher with regards to calculating the fall in IQ per generation, specifically the problems Thomson sees in the data being collected from one generation only. Lawley agrees with this, and expounds upon the problem further. Thomson also asks Lawley to check the calculations of Burt on the Sutherland and Thomson data, with Lawley subsequently highlighting their inaccuracies. Thomson's letter is written on the reverse of 7...

Letter from Derrick Lawley in which he recalls the help Thomson gave him and the kindness he showed him, 10 Feb 1955

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/26/6
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Contains letters from contemporaries, colleagues, friends, and former students including: Carlos Paton Blacker, David Glass, Prof John MacMurray, Sir Thomson Buston Robson, Sir James Learmonth, Sir Edward Appleton, Sir Edmund Whittaker, and Professor Edwin Bidwell Wilson. The letters recall Thomson's life and work, and what he meant to the sender. In many cases, the letters have annotations by Lady Thomson giving biographical information about the sender and their relationship to...

Letter to Derrick Lawley from Thomson regarding Factor Analysis and Lawley's paper on the subject, 5 Oct 1941

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/6
Scope and Contents The letter is written on the reverse of preliminary notices for the 12th International Congress of Psychology.

Letter to Thomson from Derrick Lawley regarding the concept of efficiency and its uses, 13 Dec 1950

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/18
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes letters to and about Thomson regarding his life, work, and career from a variety of correspondents including Karl Pearson, Egon Pearson, Edward Lee Thorndike, Sir James Duff, Carlos Paton Blacker, David Glass, and Derrick Lawley.