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History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology

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The French government wanted a way to identify students with learning disabilities, so Alfred Binet created a test to determine the average performance levels for different school-age groups. Which of the following students taking Binet's test would the French Government have been most interested in?

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1. A person's Intelligence Quotient, or IQ, is determined by _____.

2. Why is the philosophy of eugenics controversial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you check your understanding of the history of intelligence testing. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the ideas of major contributors to the science of intelligence testing and what goes into determining a person's Intelligence Quotient, or IQ.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The original use of Alfred Binet's test
  • The make-up of Intelligence Quotient
  • The definition of eugenics
  • The goal of Henry Goddard
  • David Wechsler's beliefs regarding intelligence tests

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on intelligence testing history
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of an IQ
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Binet's test and its origins
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Wechsler's beliefs

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled History of Intelligence Testing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the important contributors to the field of intelligence testing
  • Understand the original use of intelligence testing
  • Define mental age and chronological age
  • Explain Social Darwinism
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