Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


Entry of Cognitive Styles data for 625 members of the Class of 2003 provided the opportunity to do a psychometric study seeking proxy measures for the Differential and Remote Association measures. An attempt to predict academic outcomes based on gender and learning style was also undertaken. At the end of their freshman year, the grades of the class of 2003 were analyzed in terms of the results of personality and cognitive tests. The relative academic performance of the different types of students is in some ways predictable.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies