Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Kamphaus, R. W. and Juechter, J. I. 2010. Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Originally released in 1905 by Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon, the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale marked the beginning of a new era in the measurement of intelligence. Initially designed as a diagnostic system primarily for identifying children with mental retardation, the first edition of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale included 30 pass-fail items such as word problems, paper cutting, and repeating sentences and digits. The original concepts, such as presenting items of varying levels of difficulty, the use of age-graded norms to predict mental age, and the provision of standardized instructions for administration, set the precedent for the development of future measures of intelligence.
- intelligence scales;
- CHC theory;
- Wechsler intelligence tests