Chronology

1908: Born on December 19 in New York City, to Anthony Anastasi and Theresa Gaudiosi Anastasi.

1928: Receives a bachelor's degree from Barnard College, New York.

1930: Awarded a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Hired as instructor of psychology at Barnard.

1933: Marries John Porter Foley, Jr., an industrial psychologist.

1937: Publishes her first major work, Differential Psychology, through Macmillan Publishing, New York.

1939: Appointed assistant professor of psychology, and department chair, Queens College of the City University of New York.

1947: Joins the faculty at Fordham University as associate professor, where she would be appointed to a full professorship in 1951.

1954: Publishes Psychological Testing, Macmillan, New York.

1979: Named professor emeritus at Fordham.

2001: Dies on May 4.

outcome. Anastasi gathered information in such a way to demonstrate that a whole new area of knowledge was opening up in areas where preconceived notions had been considered sufficient.

Cross-cultural testing Of the many forms of testing Anastasi discussed in her textbook, one was the non-language test, designed to test individuals raised in different cultures or subcultures. Some non-language tests, as Anastasi pointed out, were still inadequate at times due to the presupposition of knowledge that such tests often embody. As early as 1954, Anastasi was adamant in her argument that culturally fair tests were impossible to design. Still, one such cross-cultural test example that she offered was the Leiter International Performance Scale, by R. G. Leiter. The Leiter is a series of tests that was developed in Hawaii, using both elementary and high school students.

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