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Eugenics and the nature-nurture debate in the twentieth century

Author: Aaron Gillette
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study shows that sociobiology and evolutionary psychology were undergoing rapid development in the early twentieth century, at a time when many of the early researchers in these sciences were also eugenicists. Aaron Gillette tracks the developments in these fields and explains how, with the rise of behaviorism and the reaction against eugenics in the 1930s, any scientific claims that behavior might be  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Gillette
ISBN: 1403984220 9781403984227
OCLC Number: 80917847
Description: ix, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The rebirth of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology. --
Foundations for a "new" synthesis --
Recent studies on human sexuality --
pt. 2. The birth of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology. --
The animal nature of humans --
Earlier studies on human sexuality --
Evolution, ethics, and culture --
pt. 3. The death of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology. --
The rise of environmental behaviorism --
Evolutionary psychology under attack --
The death of evolutionary psychology --
Lost in the wilderness.
Responsibility: Aaron Gillette.
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Gillette shows that the sciences of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology were undergoing rapid development in the early Twentieth century. With the rise of behaviourism and the reaction against  Read more...

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