Ten fun facts about Alfred Binet


Fact 1
Alfred Binet was born in July 1857 in Nice, France.

Fact 2
He graduated from law school in 1879. Binet initially planned to enroll in medical school but began educating himself in psychology.

Fact 3
Alfred Binet became a researcher and associate director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology from 1891 to 1894.


Fact 4
In 1899 Binet was asked to be a member of the Free Society for the Psychological Study of the Child. His book Experimental Studies of Intelligence was published in 1903.

Fact 5
In 1892 Binet was appointed the director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology.

Fact 6
In 1905, Binet and his colleague Theodore Simon developed the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale which concentrated on mental abilities such as attention and memory on students with learning disabilities.

Fact 7
The scale was revised in 1908, dropping modifying and adding tests and arranging them to age levels from three to thirteen.

Fact 8
Binet published the third version of the Binet-Simon scale shortly before his death in 1911. It has become popular around the world, mainly because of the literature it has fostered and the ease of administration.

Fact 9
Binet studied sexual behavior, coining the term erotic fetishisms and linking this to the after –effects of early impressions in an anticipation of Freud.

Fact 10
Alfred Binet died on October 18, 1911.


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Short about Alfred Binet
Was one of the most influential French psychologists and scientists known for his extensive research related to the mental capacity of humans.



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