Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology) (Hardcover)

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Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology) (Hardcover)

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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.
AARON GILLETTE is Assistant Professor of History, University of Houston-Downtown, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781403984227
ISBN-10: 1403984220
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 20th, 2007
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology