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Lewis Madison Terman

Terman, Lewis Madison (tûrˈmən) [key], 1877–1956, American psychologist, b. Johnson co., Ind., grad. Indiana Univ., 1902, Ph.D. Clark Univ., 1905. He joined the faculty of Stanford in 1910 and was chairman of the psychology department from 1922 to 1942, when he retired. In World War I he served as a major and helped to deal with psychological testing. He is best known for his application of intelligence tests to schoolchildren, and for his chief work, the Stanford Revision of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Tests (1916; with Maud A. Merrill, 2d rev., 1937; 3d rev. 1960). He also wrote The Intelligence of School Children (1919), Genetic Studies of Genius (with others, 3 vol., 1925–30), and Sex and Personality (with C. M. Cox, 1936, repr. 1968).

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