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Children Above 180 IQ Stanford-Binet

Origin and Development

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Published: 1942
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,340 / 283 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.8
Downloads: 585
Added to site: 2014.11.20
mnybks.net#: 31829
Genre: Non-fiction
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n developed as a technique. He wished for a more valid method of gauging ability, and he fully realized that it would be of greater advantage to study "the living individual." "Is reputation a fair test of natural ability?" he asked. "It is the only one I can employ . . . am I justified in using it? How much of a man's success is due to his opportunities, and how much to his natural power of intellect?"

Galton's work was finished before Binet's studies made it possible to measure natural ability apart from reputation; and what is most essential of all, to measure natural ability in childhood. It was Binet's great and original service that he rendered it possible to determine accurately the permanent intellectual caliber of an undeveloped human being. It has always been possible to appraise the ability of people forty or fifty years old, after they have met "the tests of life," but for the pursuit of education and social science it is not very practically useful to know what a person i

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