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Terman, Lewis Madison

(tûr`mən), 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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The pioneering research of Stanford University (by Lewis Terman, 1932) demonstrated that people with a high IQ (135+) did not show high levels of creative achievement: none demonstrated the ability recognised by major awards such as the Nobel Prize.
(25.) Lewis Terman, The Gifted Group at Mid-Life (Stanfrod, CA: Stanford University Press, 1959).
In addition, important historical sources include biographical and autobiographical materials written by or about Lewis Terman and Leta Stetter Hollingworth (considered the Father and Mother of gifted education in the United States, respectively).
Beginning with an analysis of the tough-guy masculinity of the 1930s, Penner uses Lewis Terman and Catharine Miles's 1936 psychological study Sex and Personality to define the contours of what he terms "the hypermasculine ideal" (23).
At the conservative end of the continuum is Lewis Terman's definition of giftedness, "the top 1% level in general intellectual ability, as measured by the StanfordBinet Intelligence Scale or a comparable instrument" (1926: 43).
Lewis Terman's (1925) longitudinal research of gifted children observed that gifted children were often more mentally healthy and stable than their peers and were capable of receiving a challenging education.
MacQuarrie had been a student of the Stanford psychology professor Lewis Terman, the father of Silicon Valley's father.
As an outgrowth of modern psychology and the study of individual differences, gifted education and its earliest pioneers such as Leta Hollingworth and Lewis Terman enjoyed a period of unbridled development in the 1920s and 1930s when university support and research monies were available to begin to dispel the erroneous myths about gifted children and discover more about their learning needs.
In a study by Lewis Terman and Catherine Cox involving a masculinity-femininity test, Catholic seminarians scored at a point far less masculine than any other male group of their age.
The conversation begins in chapter one, "Grow Talent, Don't Mine It," with a definition of the term "gifted and talented" and breaks apart established ideas using research from Lewis Terman and Benjamin Bloom.
Eugenics enthusiasts in the Golden State included such well-known leaders as psychologist Lewis Terman, businessmen Ezra Gosney and Charles Goethe, family counseling pioneer Paul Popenoe, and physicist Robert Millikan.
The culmination of this research appeared in Lewis Terman and Catherine Cox Miles' study of masculinity and femininity, published in 1936, and George Henry's study of homosexuality, published in 1941.