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Binet, Alfred (1857–1911)

  1. Ralph W. Lundin

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0127

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Lundin, R. W. 2010. Binet, Alfred (1857–1911). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Wheaton, IL

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Alfred Binet took his first degree in law in Paris. While in Paris he became acquainted with Jean Charcot and studied hypnosis under him. His interests changed to the natural sciences, in which he received his second degree. He became particularly interested in the higher mental processes of humans.