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Eugenics Movement

CHAPTER OBJECTIVE
  • Positive and Negative Eugenics

The term “eugenics” coined by Francis Galton in 1883 refers to the improvement of human species by selective mating. The eugenics movement had its origins in the ideas of Galton, who was convinced from his study of appearance of geniuses within families (including his own) that intelligence is inherited. He thought it would be quite practicable to produce a highly gifted race of men by judicious marriages during several consecutive generations. Once Mendel's principles were rediscovered in 1900, the eugenics movement flourished.

 

Eugenics Study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding.

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EUGENICS

The eugenicists ...

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