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Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century

  • Authors
  • Aaron Gillette

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Aaron Gillette
      Pages 1-18
  3. The Rebirth of Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Aaron Gillette
      Pages 21-26
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      Pages 27-37
  4. The Birth of Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology

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      Pages 39-39
    2. Aaron Gillette
      Pages 41-60
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      Pages 95-103
  5. The Death of Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
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      Pages 107-120
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-224

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

20. Jahrhundert 20th century behavior death ethics evolution evolutionary psychology psychology synthesis

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230608900
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53971-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-60890-0
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