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French psychologist, born July 8, 1857, Nice; died October 18, 1911, Paris.


  • La psychologie du raisonnement, recherches expérimentales par l’hypnotisme.
    Paris, 1886; translated into English.
    Binet's first book, based on experiments with hypnosis, related the reasoning process to an organization of images and taught associationism.
  • Le magnétisme animal. With Charles Féré (1852-1907).
    Paris, 1887; translated into English.
  • Étude de psychologie expérimentale.
    Paris, 1888; 2nd edition, 1891.
  • On Double Consciousness. Chicago, 1889.
  • Les altérations de la personnalité. Paris, 1892.
  • Alterations of Personality: On Double Consciousness.
    Hardcover Reprint edition, Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Publishing Group, June 1977.
  • Contribution à l’étude du système nerveux sous intestinal des insectes.
    Doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne. Paris, 1894.
  • Introduction à la psychologie expérimentale.
    With P. Courtier and V. Henri. Paris, 1894.
  • Psychologie des grands calculateurs et des joueurs d'échecs. Paris, 1895.
  • La fatigue intellectuelle. With V. Henri. Paris, 1898.
  • La suggestibilité. Paris, 1900.
  • L'étude expérimentale de l'intelligence.Paris, 1903.
  • L'âme et le corps. Paris, 1905 (19: 1906).
  • Les enfants anormaux. With Théodore Simon. Paris, 1907.
    English translation: "A practical guide for the admission of retarded children into special classes."
    The guide was based on Binet and Simon's experiences with pupil selection for the first French special education classes in Paris (1906) and included portions of the 1905 form of the Binet-Simon scale in its selection procedures.
  • Les idées modernes sur les enfants. Paris, 1909.
    Modern Ideas About Children
  • Nouvelles recherches sur la mesure d’un niveau intellectuel chez les enfants d'école.
    L’Année psychologique. Paris, 1911; 17: 145-201.
  • Alfred Binet:
    The experimental psychology of Alfred Binet; selected papers.
    Edited by Robert H. Pollack and Margaret W. Brenner. Translated by Frances K. Zetland and Claire Ellis. New York, Springer Publishing Co., 1969.
  • E. J. Varon:
    Alfred Binet’s concept of intelligence.
    Psychological Review, 1936, 43, 32–"49.
  • Michael Young:
    The Rise of the Meritocracy 1870-2033.
    An essay on education and equality.
    Thames and Hudson, 1958.
  • Theta Holmes Wolf (1904-):
    Alfred Binet. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London, 1973.
  • D. N. Robinson:
    Significant Contributions to the History of Psychology 1750-1920 – Binet Psychometrics and Educational Psychology.
    University Publications of America, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1977.
  • Stephen Jay Gould (1941- ):
    The Mismeasurement of Man. 1981. Penguin 1983.
    Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for 1982.
  • Diana Patricia Faber:
    Alfred Binet (1857-1911): Theoretical and empirical contributions to the study of intelligence.
    Ph. D thesis, University of Liverpool, 1992.
  • Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray:
    The Bell Curve. Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life.
    New York, The Free Press, 1994.
  • B. Pollack:
    The Experimental Psychology of Alfred Binet, Selected Papers.
    Springer Publishing Co., Inc., New York City, 1995.
  • T. B. Rogers:
    The Psychological Testing Enterprise, An Introduction.
    Pacific Grove, California, Brooks/Cole Publishing Co., 1995.
  • Jacqueline L. Cunningham:
    Alfred Binet and the Quest for Testing Higher Mental Functioning.
    In: Wolfgang Bringmann, Helmut E. Luck, Rudolf Miller, Charles E. Early, editors:
    A Pictorial history of psychology. Chicago, Quintessence Club, 1997.

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