Binet age


Binet age
Bi·net age bē-'nā-, bi- n mental age as determined by the Binet-Simon scale
Bi·net bē-nā Alfred (1857-1911)
French psychologist , and
Si·mon sē-mōn Théodore (1873-1961)
French physician. Binet was the founder of French experimental psychology. His major contribution to psychology was his introduction of new ways of measuring intelligence. In 1905 Binet and Théodore Simon developed for the French Ministry of Education the first test for measuring intelligence. Originally the test was designed for detecting mentally retarded children. The test now honors the names of both men, although the mental age of a person, as determined by the test, is called simply the Binet age. Revised in 1908, the Binet-Simon scale was widely administered and much imitated.

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mental age as determined by Binet test.

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  • Binet-Simon test — [bi nā′sī′mən] n. 〚after A. Binet (1857 1911) and T. Simon (1873 1961), Fr psychologists who devised it〛 an intelligence test that consists of questions, problems, and things to do, graded in terms of mental age: see also INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT:… …   Universalium

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  • age — [ aʒ ] n. m. • 1801; var. dial. (Poitou, Berry) de haie XIIIe, en ce sens ♦ Longue pièce horizontale à laquelle s ajustent le soc et toutes les autres pièces de la charrue. ⊗ HOM. poss. Âge. ● age nom masculin (ancien français haie, du francique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • âge — age [ aʒ ] n. m. • 1801; var. dial. (Poitou, Berry) de haie XIIIe, en ce sens ♦ Longue pièce horizontale à laquelle s ajustent le soc et toutes les autres pièces de la charrue. ⊗ HOM. poss. Âge. ● age nom masculin (ancien français haie, du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • âgé — age [ aʒ ] n. m. • 1801; var. dial. (Poitou, Berry) de haie XIIIe, en ce sens ♦ Longue pièce horizontale à laquelle s ajustent le soc et toutes les autres pièces de la charrue. ⊗ HOM. poss. Âge. ● age nom masculin (ancien français haie, du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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