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dc.contributor.editorSantora, Emilyen_US
dc.creatorDennert, James W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-30T20:59:30Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-07-30T20:59:30Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-07-30en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13291en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1912, Henry Herbert Goddard published The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness, hereafter The Kallikak Family, in which he argues that people inherit feeble-mindedness, which is presently known as intellectual disability. Feeble-mindedness, according to Goddard, is the source of, what he refers to as, degeneracy, including behaviors such as alcoholism, criminal behavior, prostitution, and sexual promiscuity. At the time Goddard wrote his book, many researchers questioned whether people inherited what they considered bad traits, such as feeble-mindedness, criminality, and immorality, and what people could do to get rid of such bad traits. Those ideas reflected the emerging eugenics movement of the early twentieth century. In The Kallikak Family, Goddard explores ideas central to eugenics, including how people can increase good traits and reduce bad traits in the population, For decades, supporters of eugenics cited The Kallikak Family as proof that people inherit such traits, but more recent investigations have discredited Goddard's research as bad science, poorly conceived and biased.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.lcshIntellectual disabilityen_US
dc.subject.lcshIntellectual disabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMental deficiencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenics--United States--Historyen_US
dc.subject.meshSterilization, Reproductiveen_US
dc.subject.meshBreedingen_US
dc.subject.meshPhenotypeen_US
dc.subject.meshDeficiency, Mentalen_US
dc.subject.meshDisability, Intellectualen_US
dc.titleThe Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness (1912), by Henry Herbert Goddarden_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPublicationsen_US
dc.subject.tagDeborah Kallikaken_US
dc.subject.tagBinet intelligence testen_US
dc.subject.tagfeeble-mindednessen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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