Terman, Lewis M. (Lewis Madison), 1877-1956

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Lewis Madison Terman was a professor of psychology at Stanford from 1916 to 1956 (emeritus 1942-1956). He was a member of numerous national education, psychology and science organizations and was the author or co-author of a number of books. Terman was born in Johnson County, Indiana, January 15, 1877. He received an A.B. and A.M. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from Clark University. He died December 21, 1956.

From the description of Lewis Madison Terman papers, 1910-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500422

Biography

Lewis Madison Terman was born in Johnson County, Indiana, on January 15, 1877. He received his A.B. and A. M. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from Clark University. He came to Stanford in 1910 to teach in the Department of Education; from 1910 to 1916 he worked on constructing an American version of Binet's intelligence test, which he reported in The Measure of Intelligence (Houghton, Mifflin, 1916).

His success with this brought him to the attention of the U. S. Army; he was a member of the committee on Psychological Examination of Recruits and of the Committee on Classification of Personnel, U. S. Army, 1918-1919, and served as a major in the division of psychology, Surgeon General's Office, Washington, D. C.

He returned to Stanford in 1919 as a professor of psychology and taught until 1943, when he was appointed professor emeritus, a position he held until his death in 1956. In 1919 he began his study of gifted children, which he published in The Genetic Studies of Genius, Vol. I, II, and II.

He was a member of the following organizations: The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association (president, 1923), the National Educational Association, the National Society for the Study of Education, the National Academy of Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi.

Among his other publications were The Stanford Achievement Test, 1923; Children's Reading, 1925; Sex and Personality, 1936; Marital Happiness, 1938; and The Gifted Child Grows Up, 1947.

From the guide to the Lewis Madison Terman papers, 1910-1985, (Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Miles, Walter R. (Walter Richard), 1885-1978. Walter R. Miles and Catharine Cox Miles papers, 1899-1965. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Willoughby, Raymond Royce. The inheritance of intellectual abilities : typescript, 1926. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Cutler, Leland W. (Leland Whitman), b. 1885. Leland Whitman Cutler papers, 1909-1941. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Goodenough, Florence Laura, 1886-1959. Florence Laura Goodenough papers, 1936-1959, 1969-1978. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Lewis Madison Terman papers, 1910-1985 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Clarence Hagen collection of autographs, 1938 Center for the History of Psychology
creatorOf Bingham, Walter Van Dyke, 1880-1952. Walter Van Dyke Bingham Collection, Series III, 1852-1965, 1890-1952. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Price, Bronson, 1905-1978. Papers, 1934-1976. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Arnold Gesell Papers, 1870-1971, (bulk 1910-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Eisner, Betty Grover, 1915-. Betty Grover Eisner papers, 1927-2002. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford Oral History Project interviews, 1971-1995 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961. Papers of Arnold Gesell, 1870-1971 (bulk 1910-1950). Library of Congress
referencedIn Freeman, Frank S. (Frank Samuel), b. 1898. Frank Samuel Freeman papers, 1929-1984. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Tolman, Edward Chace, b. 1886. Edward C. Tolman papers, 1915-1957. University of Akron, Bierce Library
creatorOf Terman, Lewis M. (Lewis Madison), 1877-1956. Lewis Madison Terman papers, 1910-1959. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Meylan, Edward F. Edward F. Meylan papers, 1976-1979. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Florence Laura Goodenough papers, 1936-1959, 1969-1978 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
referencedIn Doll, Edgar A. (Edgar Arnold), b. 1889. Edgar and Geraldine Doll papers, 1915-1972. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. School of Education. Faculty : photographs, ca. 1910-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Betty Grover Eisner papers, 1927-2002 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Raymond Royce Willoughby, "The Inheritance of Intellectual Abilities" Typescript, 1926 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lewin, Kurt, 1890-1947. Kurt Lewin papers, 1890-1978. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Bronson Price Papers, 1926-1978 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bingham, Walter Van Dyke, 1880-1952. person
associatedWith Blanshard, Paul, 1892- person
associatedWith Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. person
associatedWith Commission on Problem Children. corporateBody
associatedWith Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941. person
associatedWith Cutler, Leland W. (Leland Whitman), b. 1885. person
associatedWith Doll, Edgar A. (Edgar Arnold), b. 1889. person
associatedWith Eisner, Betty Grover, 1915- person
associatedWith Eisner, Willard D. person
associatedWith Freeman, Frank S. (Frank Samuel), b. 1898. person
correspondedWith Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961. person
associatedWith Goodenough, Florence Laura, 1886-1959. person
associatedWith Hagen, Clarence person
associatedWith Hilgard, Ernest R. (Ernest Ropiequet), 1904-2001. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith International Commission on Eugenics. corporateBody
associatedWith Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Lewin, Kurt, 1890-1947. person
associatedWith Meylan, Edward F. person
associatedWith Miles, Walter R. (Walter Richard), 1885-1978. person
associatedWith Price, Bronson, 1905-1978. person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Stanford Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of Psychology. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of Psychology. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. School of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Tolman, Edward Chace, b. 1886. person
associatedWith Tolman, Ruth. person
associatedWith Tolman, Ruth. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. person
associatedWith Willoughby, Raymond Royce person
associatedWith Willoughby, Raymond Royce. person
associatedWith Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Stanford--Binet test
Eugenics
Education of children
Education
Gifted children
Intelligence tests
Occupation
College teachers
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Birth 1877-01-15

Death 1956-12-21

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