Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by A. Gillette
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403984220

ISBN-13: 9781403984227

Pub. Date: 12/20/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Gillette shows that the sciences of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology were undergoing rapid development in the early Twentieth century. However, many of the early researchers in these sciences were also eugenicists. With the rise of behaviourism and the reaction against eugenics in the 1930s, any scientific claims that behaviour might be influenced by heredity

Overview

Gillette shows that the sciences of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology were undergoing rapid development in the early Twentieth century. However, many of the early researchers in these sciences were also eugenicists. With the rise of behaviourism and the reaction against eugenics in the 1930s, any scientific claims that behaviour might be influenced by heredity were suppressed for ideological reasons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403984227
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/20/2007
Series:
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Rebirth of Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology Foundations for a 'New' Synthesis Recent Studies on Human Sexuality PART II: THE BIRTH OF SOCIOBIOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY The Animal Nature of Humans Earlier Studies on Human Sexuality Evolution, Ethics, and Culture PART III: THE DEATH OF SOCIOBIOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY The Rise of Environmental Behaviorism Evolutionary Psychology under Attack The Death of Evolutionary Psychology The Dark Forest Conclusion

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