Alfred Binet

Alfred Binet (älfrĕd´ bēnā´), 1857–1911, French psychologist. From 1894 he was director of the psychology laboratory at the Sorbonne. He is known for his research and innovation in testing human intelligence. With Théodore Simon he devised (1905–11) a series of tests that, with revisions, came into wide use in schools, industries, and the army. The Stanford, the Herring, and the Kuhlmann are important revisions. Binet and Simon wrote Les Enfants anormaux (1907, tr. Mentally Defective Children, 1914). Most of his writings were published in Année psychologique, a journal that he founded in 1895.

See study by T. H. Wolf (1973).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Intelligence Men: Makers of the IQ Controversy
Raymond E. Fancher.
W. W. Norton, 1987
Fifty Major Thinkers on Education: From Confucius to Dewey
Joy A. Palmer; Liora Bresler; David E. Cooper.
Routledge, 2001
Librarian’s tip: "Alfred Binet, 1857-1911" begins on p. 160
Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions
Barry J. Zimmerman; Dale H. Schunk.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Alfred Binet's Contributions to Educational Psychology"
FREE! The Measurement of Intelligence: An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for the Use of the Stanford Revision and Extension of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale
Lewis M. Terman.
Houghton Mifflin, 1916
The revision of the Stanford-Binet scale: An Analysis of the Standardization Data
Quinn McNemar.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942
The Raising of Intelligence: A Selected History of Attempts to Raise Retarded Intelligence
Herman H. Spitz; Edward R. Johnstone.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1986
The Meaning of Intelligence
George D. Stoddard.
Macmillan, 1943
Measurements of Human Behavior
Edward B. Greene.
Odyssey Press, 1941
Intelligence Testing: Methods and Results
Rudolf Pintner.
Henry Holt, 1923
IQ and Human Intelligence
N. J. Mackintosh.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Intelligence and Its Deviations
Mandel Sherman; Albert T. Poffenberger.
The Ronald Press Co., 1945
Studies in Individual Differences: The Search for Intelligence
James J. Jenkins; Donald G. Paterson.
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1961
The Psychology of Individual Differences
Robert Sidney Ellis.
D. Appleton & Company, 1928
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