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The Henry A. Murray Research Archive is the endowed, permanent repository for quantitative and qualitative research data at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Our collection comprises over 125 terabytes of data, audio, and video.

All "restricted" data found in the Murray Archive require the completion of an "application for the use of data" form, found here: https://murray.harvard.edu/application.

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Sep 8, 2017
George E. Vaillant; Charles C. McArthur; and Arlie Bock, 2010, "Grant Study of Adult Development, 1938-2000", hdl:1902.1/00290, Harvard Dataverse, V4, UNF:6:FfCNPD1m9jk950Aomsriyg==
The purpose of this study was to examine how a sample of men adapt to life. The original researchers perceived medical research to be too heavily weighted in the direction of disease, and designed the study to chart the ways in which a group of promising men coped with their live...
Aug 31, 2017
Institute of Human Development, 2017, "Intergenerational Studies, 1932-1982", hdl:1902.1/00627, Harvard Dataverse, V7, UNF:3:jYQzhUZ5MxpaKGMvIojlTA==
The purpose of this project was to study the course of adolescent personality development and change, and their relationship to adjustment in later life. Of primary interest were to document age trends and individual consistency, and illuminate factors associated with group and i...
Aug 1, 2017
Henry A. Murray, 2010, "Multiform Assessments of Personality Development Among Gifted College Men, 1941-1965", hdl:1902.1/00519, Harvard Dataverse, V6
Data for this study were collected using a multiform assessment method at the Harvard Psychological Clinic by a team of research investigators led by Murray. The purpose of this research was to further understand personality by combining the use of standardized tests and projecti...
Jul 29, 2016
Robert R. Sears (Deceased); Eleanor E. Maccoby; Harry Levin, 2007, "Patterns of Child Rearing, 1951-1958", hdl:1902.1/00235, Harvard Dataverse, V7, UNF:3:055LG8vxZCz1zQWkp3h2ew==
This study was designed to study child-rearing practices and values: how parents raise their children, the effects of different practices on the children, and the causes of parental choice of one method over another. In 1951-1952, interviews were conducted with 379 suburban mothe...
Mar 17, 2016
Matina Souretis Horner, 2007, "Success Avoidant Motivation and Behavior: Its Developmental Correlates and Situational Determinants, 1972", hdl:1902.1/00080, Harvard Dataverse, V3, UNF:3:uz+Zbg6FYw1Ekkcrodqwag==
The purpose of this study was to develop an empirically derived scoring system of success avoidant motivation and to validate it by observing its behavioral correlates and situational determinants. The approach for deriving such a scoring system is to arouse the motive in questio...
Mar 17, 2016
Matina Souretis Horner, 2007, "Radcliffe College Centennial Survey, 1977", hdl:1902.1/00998, Harvard Dataverse, V2, UNF:3:yfAjD2mxy0MTuOHSBwAp3Q==
As part of its Centennial celebration in 1977, Radcliffe College undertook a comprehensive survey of the life experiences of its alumnae. The questionnaire was designed to collect information about their personal background, college experiences, and subsequent marital, educationa...
Mar 17, 2016
John Snarey; Joseph B. Reimer; Lawrence Kohlberg, 2007, "Israeli Moral Development Study, 1969-1978", hdl:1902.1/00655, Harvard Dataverse, V2
This longitudinal study of Israeli kibbutz adolescents was designed to evaluate the validity of Kohlberg's moral development model in a cross-cultural context and to assess cultural differences in moral reasoning. Since this study includes both female and male adolescents, it als...
Mar 17, 2016
Susan Walton Gray, 2010, "Early Training Project, 1962-1979", hdl:1902.1/00886, Harvard Dataverse, V3, UNF:3:WRFpzQg1PAqBkQ6qUYm9nA==
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a preschool educational intervention on attitudes relating to achievement, and on academic performance.
Nov 12, 2015
Edwin S. Shneidman, 2007, "Zilboorg-Friedman Archives, 1936-1941", hdl:1902.1/00700, Harvard Dataverse, V3
These data were collected for several years, beginning in 1939, by members of the Committee for the Study of Suicide at the request of Mayor LaGuardia of New York. The committee undertook a comprehensive study of suicide as a social and psychological phenomenon after an unusually...
Jul 20, 2015
Judith B. Walzer, 2009, "Oral History of the Tenured Women in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, 1981", hdl:1902.1/00709, Harvard Dataverse, V7
The purpose of this 1981 study was to document the history of women faculty at Harvard University. Of the then 13 women tenured in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard in 1981, 11 professors and the husband of one deceased professor participated in interviews. Nine of thes...
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