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Terman, Lewis Madison, 1877-1956, American psychologist, b. Johnson co., Ind., grad. Indiana Univ., 1902, Ph.D. Clark Univ., 1905. He joined the faculty of Stanford in 1910 and was chairman of the psychology department from 1922 to 1942, when he retired. In World War I he served as a major and helped to deal with psychological testing. He is best known for his application of intelligence tests to schoolchildren, and for his chief work, the Stanford Revision of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Tests (1916; with Maud A. Merrill, 2d rev., 1937; 3d rev. 1960). He also wrote The Intelligence of School Children (1919), Genetic Studies of Genius (with others, 3 vol., 1925-30), and Sex and Personality (with C. M. Cox, 1936, repr. 1968).

(born Jan. 15, 1877, Johnson county, Ind., U.S.—died Dec. 21, 1956, Palo Alto, Calif.) U.S. psychologist. After joining the faculty of Stanford University in 1910, he revised the Binet-Simon intelligence scale and published the Stanford-Binet IQ test (1916), which soon was widely adopted in the U.S. During World War I he developed group intelligence testing for the U.S. Army, and in 1921 he launched a long-term program for the study of gifted children. He wrote The Measurement of Intelligence (1916) and coauthored Genetic Studies of Genius (5 vol., 1926–59).

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(born Jan. 15, 1877, Johnson county, Ind., U.S.—died Dec. 21, 1956, Palo Alto, Calif.) U.S. psychologist. After joining the faculty of Stanford University in 1910, he revised the Binet-Simon intelligence scale and published the Stanford-Binet IQ test (1916), which soon was widely adopted in the U.S. During World War I he developed group intelligence testing for the U.S. Army, and in 1921 he launched a long-term program for the study of gifted children. He wrote The Measurement of Intelligence (1916) and coauthored Genetic Studies of Genius (5 vol., 1926–59).

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