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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Alfred Binet: Selected full-text books and articles

Fifty Major Thinkers on Education: From Confucius to Dewey By 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 By Barry J. Zimmerman; Dale H. Schunk Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Alfred Binet's Contributions to Educational Psychology"
The Raising of Intelligence: A Selected History of Attempts to Raise Retarded Intelligence By Herman H. Spitz; Edward R. Johnstone Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1986
The Meaning of Intelligence By George D. Stoddard Macmillan, 1943
Measurements of Human Behavior By Edward B. Greene Odyssey Press, 1941
IQ and Human Intelligence By N. J. Mackintosh Oxford University Press, 1998
Intelligence and Its Deviations By Mandel Sherman; Albert T. Poffenberger The Ronald Press Co., 1945
Studies in Individual Differences: The Search for Intelligence By James J. Jenkins; Donald G. Paterson Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1961
The Psychology of Individual Differences By Robert Sidney Ellis D. Appleton & Company, 1928
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