Lecture Notes 12

G twin studies helped launch the mental testing iq

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Unformatted text preview: g those of low eugenic worth from having children 13 14 Galton’       Invented many techniques of statistical analysis Pioneered “nature/ nurture” studies (e.g., twin studies) Helped launch the mental testing (IQ) movement   Co-invented forensic   Inspired the international eugenics movement 15 The eugenics movement in Britain   Galton & his protégé Karl Pearson emphasized “positive   incentives for eugenic marriages –  Liberal economists William Beveridge, John Maynard Keynes –  Fabian sots George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Sidney Webb –  Politicians Winston Churchill, Arthur Balfour   Some “voluntary sterilizations” were performed on mentally ill patients, but no eugenic measures were ever passed into law 16 The eugenics movement in the U.S.   1894, The Immigration Restriction League adopted eugenic policies aimed at preserving the superior qualities of “American stock”   1896, Connecticut passed a eugenic marriage law –  prohibited anyone who was "epileptic, imbecile or feebleminded from marrying   1906, The Ameri...
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