English Men of Science Their Nature and Nurture

Heftet / 2020 / Engelsk

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9780367074593
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2020
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Routledge
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Engelsk
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English Men of Science Their Nature and Nurture

Heftet / 2020 / Engelsk
This edition first published in 1970. Francis Galton has been honoured as the founder of biostatics and one of the creators of modern psychology. His principal aim was to establish a body of statistical knowledge about mental heredity which would result in a new pattern of behaviour for society. The relationship between outstanding men had led him to conclude that mental traits are inherited, and that an ideal society would take advantage of this "fact". In this particular work, which he termed a "Natural History of the English Men of Science of the present day", he examined at great length the antecedents, environment, education and hereditary features of the most prominent men of science in order to establish certain laws relating to heredity. It is a landmark in the transition from introspective to objective methods in biological and psychological research, and the author's statistical, nonanecdotal approach was to prove immensely fruitful for the development of psychology. Indeed the questionnaire included in the work is probably the earliest in existence. As Professor Cowan points out in her introduction, historians as well as scientists intent upon a deeper understanding of the Victorian mind will find much of interest in this remarkable book.
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Introduction to the Second Editions Ruth Schwartz Cowan; Preface; 1. Antecedents 2. Qualities 3. Origin of Taste for Science 4. Education; Appendix
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ISBN13
9780367074593
Publisert
2020
Utgiver
Vendor
Routledge
Aldersnivå
05, UP, UU
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
292
Vekt
544 gr
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
138 mm
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