Letters, May 11, 1936

Temple's I.Q..


I am not a psychologist, hut it is my impression that I.Q. is the ratio of menial age to physiological age. in which case your state- ment regarding Shirley Temple's I.Q. (TIME, April 27, p. 40) has no meaning. A 9-year-old may have almost any I.Q. What is meant, presumably, is that Shirley's mental age is 9 and her I.Q., therefore, about 130.


Mt. Yernon, N. Y.

To eleven other vigilant amateur and professional psychologists who corrected TIME on Shirley Temple's intelligence quotient, apologies for a slip. TIME intended to...

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