The Development of Intelligence in Children: (the Binet-Simon Scale)

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Williams & Wilkins, 1916 - Binet-Simon Test - 336 pages
 

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Page 287 - One hears very different judgments on the value of life. Some say it is good, others say it is bad. It would be more correct to say that it is mediocre; because on the one hand it
Page 256 - This explains to us that our examination of intelligence can not take account of all these qualities, attention, will, regularity, continuity, docility, and courage which play so important a part in school work, and also in after-life; for life is not so much a conflict of intelligences as a combat of characters.
Page 340 - as an excuse for crime is in the same category with insanity. This means little less than a revolution in the treatment of criminals. Mr. Goddard's book, giving very valuable information, has also the interest of romance."—Boston Transcript. THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE FEEBLE-MINDED, INCLUDING A STUDY OF THEIR LANGUAGE AND A COMPARISON OF FEEBLE-MINDEDNESS WITH DEMENTIA.
Page 170 - This ignorance is the indispensable condition of any just examination. It is really too easy to discover signs of backwardness in an individual when one is forewarned. This would be to operate as the graphologists did who, when Dreyfus was believed to be guilty, discovered in his handwriting signs of a traitor or a spy.
Page 206 - afterwards shut the door; afterwards you will see near the door a box which is on a chair. You will take that box and bring it to me. Now, first the key on the chair; then shut the door, and then bring me the box. Do you understand? Now go.
Page 266 - years is a moron; likewise a peasant, normal in ordinary surroundings of the fields, may be considered a moron in the city. In a word, retardation is a term relative to a number of circumstances which must be taken into account in order to judge each particular case.
Page 16 - Idiocy. 3. Hydrocephalic Idiocy. 4. Eclampsic Idiocy. 5. Epileptic Idiocy. 6. Paralytic Idiocy. 7. Traumatic Idiocy. 8. Inflammatory Idiocy (the result of Encephalitis). 9. Sclerotic Idiocy. 10. Syphilitic Idiocy. 11. Cretinism (including the Endemic and Sporadic or Myxoedematous Forms). 12. Idiocy by Deprivation. In
Page 254 - found an inattentive child except among those of three or four years. All make a good effort; they are near us and our presence alone is sufficient to prevent a weakening of attention. It is not under such conditions that one can measure the ordinary power of attention of a child; it is when he is left to himself.
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Page 239 - we warn the busy doctor who would apply it by means of hospital attendants that he will be disappointed. The results of our examination have no value if deprived of all comment; they need to be interpreted. We are conscious that in insisting upon the necessity of this interpretation we seem to open the door to arbitrary opinions and to deprive our

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