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Jane Loevinger (born 1918) was a developmental psychologist who developed a theory of personality which emphasized the gradual internalization of social rules and the maturing conscience for the origin of personal decisions. She also contributed to the theory of measurements by introducing the coefficient of test homogeneity.

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  • Loevinger, J. (1948) "The technic of homogeneous tests compared with some aspects of scale analysis and factor analysis". Psychological Bulletin, 45, 507-529.
  • Loevinger, J. (1970) Measuring Ego Development. San Fransciso: Jossey-Bass.
  • Loevinger, J. (1976) Ego Development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Loevinger, J. (1987) Paradigms of Personality. New York: Freeman. ISBN 0716718405
  • Loevinger, J. (1998) (Ed) Technical Foundations for Measuring Ego Development: Washington University Sentence Completion Test. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc,US. ISBN 0805820590

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