Mentality of the arriving immigrant (The American immigration collection. Series II)

Mullan, Eugene H

Published by Arno Press, 1970
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In order to diagnose mental disease and mental deficiency in an immigrant at an immigration station a knowledge of the mental ability and conduct of the normal or average immigrant at the time of arrival is necessary. Normal aliens at the time of landing are in a peculiar mental state. Many of them have come from rural districts where opportunities have been meager; they have parted from their relatives and friends; they have undergone a long voyage, per haps suffering many hardships; they are anxious to land and to meet relatives. Therefore, their mental condition has been partly shaped by all these circumstances; and if they are questioned or given mental tasks to perform at the time of arrival it is to be expected that their replies and general behavior will not be the same as would be obtained under other conditions.

In order to assist medical officers in understanding the mentality of average immigrants it was decided that an experimental study should be undertaken at Ellis Island and that a number Of immigrants who were not Obviously. Mentally deficient or insane should be put through a definite examination to find out what they knew and what they could do under the conditions attending the landing from a long voyage. With this aim in view an examination, composed of ques tions and performance tests, was carefully planned. Many Of the tests had been in use for some time at immigrant stations and had been found serviceable in mental examinations. New tests were also employed, some of which proved to be Of distinct value while others were attended with uncertain results.

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Title: Mentality of the arriving immigrant (The ...
Publisher: Arno Press
Publication Date: 1970
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