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The dark history of IQ tests - Stefan C. Dombrowski

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In 1905, psychologists Alfred Binet and Théodore Simon designed a test for children who were struggling in school in France. Designed to determine which children required individualized attention, their method formed the basis of the modern IQ test. So how do IQ tests work, and are they a true reflection of intelligence? Stefan C. Dombrowski explores how the tests have been used throughout history.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Stefan C. Dombrowski
  • Director Serin İnan
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Ali Anılır
  • Animator Gürkan Gürler
  • Compositor Gürkan Gürler
  • Sound Designer Deniz Doğançay
  • Music Deniz Doğançay
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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