The Mismeasure of Man | Study Guide

Stephen Jay Gould

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The Mismeasure of Man | Key Figures

Key Figure Description
Stephen Jay Gould Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American paleontologist and writer. Read More
Samuel George Morton Samuel George Morton (1799–1851) was an American physician and scientist. Read More
Paul Broca Paul Broca (1824–80) was a French neurosurgeon and anthropologist. Read More
Alfred Binet Alfred Binet (1857–1911) was a French psychologist. Read More
Lewis M. Terman Lewis M. Terman (1877–1956) was an American psychologist. Read More
Charles Murray Charles Murray (born 1943) is an American political scientist. Read More
Richard J. Herrnstein Richard Herrnstein (1930–94) was an American psychologist. Read More
Louis Agassiz Louis Agassiz (1807–73) was a Swiss naturalist.
Robert Bennett Bean Robert Bennett Bean (1874–1944) was an American professor of anatomy and an ethologist, or student of the biological underpinnings of human behavior.
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) was a German anthropologist.
Franz Boas Franz Boas (1858–1942) was a German-born American who is considered the father of American anthropology.
Louis Bolk Louis Bolk (1866–1930) was a Dutch anatomist.
Edward G. Boring Edward G. Boring (1886–1968) was an American psychologist.
Carl C. Brigham Carl C. Brigham (1890–1943) was an American psychologist and eugenicist.
Thomas Browne Thomas Browne (1605–82) was an English physician and author.
Cyril Burt Cyril Burt (1883–1971) was an English psychologist.
Edward D. Cope Edward D. Cope (1840–97) was an American paleontologist.
Francis Crick Francis Crick (1916–2004) was a British biophysicist famous for discovering the structure of DNA.
Georges Cuvier Georges Cuvier (1769–1832) was a French zoologist famous for establishing the fields of both paleontology and comparative anatomy.
Charles Darwin Charles Darwin (1809–82) was an English biologist and geologist who transformed the scientific understanding of life on earth with his theory of evolution by natural selection.
H.J. Eysenck H.J. Eysenck was a German-born (1916–97) English psychologist.
Enrico Ferri Enrico Ferri (1856–1929) was an Italian criminologist.
Robert Fitzroy Robert Fitzroy (1805–65) was an English meteorologist who invented the term "forecast" and an officer in the British Royal Navy. He also served as governor of New Zealand.
Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) was a famous Italian astronomer and mathematician whose work ushered in the modern era of science, despite the opposition of the Catholic Church.
Francis Galton Francis Galton (1822–1911) was an English explorer who coined the term eugenics for his belief that the human race should be improved through selective breeding.
Joseph-Arthur, le Comte de Gobineau Joseph-Arthur, le Comte de Gobineau (1816–82) was a French nobleman, diplomat, and writer.
Henry H. Goddard Henry H. Goddard (1866–1957) was an American psychologist and eugenicist.
Louis Pierre Gratiolet Louis Pierre Gratiolet (1815–65) was a French anatomist and zoologist.
Arthur Jensen Arthur Jensen (1923–2012) was a prominent American psychologist.
Gustave le Bon Gustave le Bon (1841–1931) founded the discipline of social psychology and was a follower of Broca's.
Carolus Linneaus Carolus Linneaus, also known as Carl Linneaus, (1707–78) was a Swedish naturalist and the father of the Latin naming system for biological species still used today.
Cesare Lombroso Cesare Lombroso (1835–1909) was an Italian physician and criminal anthropologist.
John Stuart Mill John Stuart Mill (1806–73) was a famous British philosopher and economist.
Gunnar Myrdal Gunnar Myrdal (1898–1987) was a Swedish economist and sociologist.
Plato Although the precise dates are uncertain, the Greek philosopher Plato lived sometime between 428–348 BCE in the city-state of Athens in ancient Greece.
Etienne Serres Etienne Serres (1786–1868) was a 19th-century French anatomist.
Socrates The Greek philosopher Socrates lived between 470–399 BCE in the city-state of Athens in ancient Greece.
William Shockley William Shockley (1910–89) was an American physicist and inventor.
Charles Spearman Charles Spearman (1863–1945) was an English psychologist who is famous for his work in both statistics and intelligence.
L.L. Thurstone (Louis) L.L. Thurstone (1887–1955) was an American psychologist and a pioneer in the field of psychometry.
E.O. Wilson (Edward) E.O. Wilson (born 1929) is an American biologist whose specialty is the study of ants.
Robert M. Yerkes Robert M. Yerkes (1876–1956) was an American psychologist.
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