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Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century

Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century
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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 behaviorism and the reaction against eugenics in the 1930s, any scientific claims that behavior might be influenced by heredity were suppressed for ideological reasons.
Palgrave Macmillan; October 2007
235 pages; ISBN 9780230608900
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