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Lewis Madison Terman
January 15, 1877
|Died||December 21, 1956
|Alma mater||Clark University
Indiana University Bloomington
Central Normal College
|Known for||IQ testing, Positive Psychology of Talent|
Los Angeles Normal School
|Doctoral students||Harry Harlow|
|Influences||Francis Galton, Wilhelm Wundt|
Lewis Madison Terman (January 15, 1877 – December 21, 1956) was an American psychologist and author. He was noted as a pioneer in educational psychology in the early 20th century at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is best known for his revision of the Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales and for initiating the longitudinal study of children with high IQs called the Genetic Studies of Genius. He was a prominent eugenicist and was a member of the Human Betterment Foundation. He also served as president of the American Psychological Association. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Terman as the 72nd most cited psychologist of the 20th century, in a tie with G. Stanley Hall.
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