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Remmers, H. H. (Hermann Henry), 1892-1969



  • Existence: 1892 - 1969

Biographical Information

Hermann Remmers was Head of the Division of Educational Reference at Purdue University. Beginning in the mid-1930s, when Purdue began its doctoral program in psychology, he served as major professor for 89 Ph.D.s. In 1928, he also became an administrator, serving as director of Purdue's Division of Educational Reference until his retirement.

In the field of measurement programs and instruments, he directed the development of the State High School Testing Service for Indiana, which began in the 1930s, and the Purdue Opinion Panel, which has annually, since 1941, conducted three polls of high school students on topics of educational, social, and psychological significance and in the process has amassed an analyzed archive of adolescent opinion.

Beginning as assistant professor of psychology and education at Purdue in 1923, he was promoted to associate professor in 1926, and to professor in 1930. He was secretary of the education section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1940, president of the APA'S Division of Educational Psychology in 1951-52, and president of the American Educational Research Association in 1954-55

Source: "A tribute to Hermann Henry Remmers"

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Hermann H. Remmers and the Purdue Opinion Panel collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 533
Scope and Contents This collection contains reports generated by Hermann H. Remmers and the Purdue Opinion Panel from the 1940s to the 1970s. It also contains a photograph of Remmers.
Dates: 1940 - 2011

Hermann H. Remmers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 321
Scope and Contents The collection contains papers of H.H. Remmers, primarily relating to research on student attitudes, evaluations, and higher education studies. Studies involving school counseling are also included in the collection.
Dates: 1928 - 1963