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The Psychological Methods of Testing Intelligence (Volume 1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R249
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The Psychological Methods of Testing Intelligence (Volume 1) (Paperback): William Stern

The Psychological Methods of Testing Intelligence (Volume 1) (Paperback)

William Stern

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II. The Method of Age-Gradation (Binet-Simon Method1) 1. The Principle of the Method and the Tests Employed in It In the nineties Binet and Simon conceived the idea of constructing a "graded scale of intelligence" (Echelle metrigue de I'intelligence) that should be especially planned for testing the intelligence of children. The requirements to be satisfied by the method were the following. A series of tests should be found for each year of childhood the passing of which could be considered normal and typical for children of just precisely this age. The tests must be relatively uninfluenced by external and chance conditions, especially by school learning, so that the result might bring out as purely as possible the real mental endowment of the child; they must admit of as uniform use as possible in different nations, languages or grades of culture: they should be easy to carry out, not necessitate laboratory apparatus or instruments of precision, should not exact too much 'Comprehensive descriptions of his method are given by Binet (partly in conjunction with Simon) in references 33 to 37. A general review of the development of the method is given by Bobertag (39). Also recently by Meumann, Arch. f. A. ges. Psych., 25: 1912 (Literatur, 85 ff.).--Translator.] time of the child, should not impose hardship on him or tire him, and yet must possess sufficient accuracy to make possible comparison and checking of the investigations undertaken by different persons; and, finally, they should make it possible to work out a final value for each subject tested that could be deemed a measure of his general intelligence. It seems, at first blush, as if the fulfilling of so many different demands would raise insurmountable difficulties. Above all, there was no preliminary inf...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Stern
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-05575-8
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Psychology
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Psychological methodology
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Psychological methodology > Psychological testing & measurement
LSN: 0-217-05575-3
Barcode: 9780217055758

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