Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. 2 Eugenical News Applied Eugenics. At last we have a book that attempts to cover the field of practical eugenics. The authors are well known for their interest in. PAUL H. DOUGLAS. UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. Applied Eugenics. By PAUL POPENOE and ROSWELL HILL. JOHNSON. New York, The Macmillan Company .

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As Popenoe maintained his traditional values e. Nicholas, The Century Co. It is only one of many measures the state can and must use to protect itself from [the human race’s] deterioration.

Can This Marriage Be Saved? The Institute was described in as “the world’s largest and best known marriage-counseling center” with a staff of alplied.

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A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, in After attending Occidental College for two years and Stanford University for his Junior year Majoring in English with coursework in biologyPopenoe left school to care for his father and worked for several popenke as a newspaper editor.

With Popenoe as his scientific workhorse, Gosney intended to study the sterilization work being done in California and use it to advocate sterilization in other parts of the country and in the world at large.

As presented in a biography, the focus areas of his counseling approach and the American Institute of Family Relations included couples’ attitudes towards marriage, preparation including sexuality educationmoral values, a focus on action, applied mutual understanding between the sexes. Popenoe dropped his eugenis name early in life.

These travels received considerable support and interest from the U. In the mids Popenoe became interested in human breeding, editing the Journal of Heredity from untilwith a special attention to eugenics and social hygiene.

Journal of Economic PerspectivesVolume 19, No. Appled from ” https: This work would become a popular text aplied the advocacy of sterilization, as it purported to be an objective study of the operations in the state and concluded, not surprisingly, that rigorous programs for the sterilization of the “unfit” were beneficial to all involved, including the sterilized patients.

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In contemporary US society of the third millennium, the approach Popenoe developed to marriage counseling—educational and directive rather than medical or psychological—is coming back into fashion. Library of Congress number: It closed in the s, not long after Paul Popenoe’s death. A Summary of Results of 6, Dugenics in California, Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers, applird, consisting of 85 cubic feet of material.

They remained married until her death on 26 June At the same time, thought leaders in the helping professions tended more and more to favor self-fulfilment over preservation of the family. The case load at that time averaged about 15, consultations per year. Aghast at the divorce rate in US society, Popenoe came to the conclusion that “unfit” families would reproduce out of wedlock, but truly “fit” families would need to be married to reproduce.

Paul Popenoe

From Rugenics, the free encyclopedia. An elementary knowledge of the history of Africa, or the more recent and much-quoted example of Haiti, is popneoe to prove that the Negro’s own social heritage is at a level far below that of the whites among whom he is living in the United States The Negro race is germinally lacking in the higher developments of intelligence.

This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself. American Heritage Center — University of Wyoming.

This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat He was an influential advocate of the compulsory sterilization of the mentally ill and the mentally disabled, and the father of marriage counseling in the United States. Paul Bowman Popenoe October 16, — June 19, was an American agricultural explorer and eugenicist. During the s popeenoe served as a member of the American Eugenics Society ‘s board of directors along with Charles B.

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ByPopenoe had become well-established enough to co-author with Roswell Hill Johnson a popular college textbook on eugenics Applied Eugenicsedited by Richard T. In this vein, he appeared on the Art Linkletter television show for over a decade, and he regularly apploed lectures and wrote mainstream articles for the general public. Gosneya wealthy California financier, and the Human Betterment Foundation to promote eugenic policies in the state of California.

Along with his advocacy of sterilization programs, Popenoe was also interested in using the principles of German and Austrian marriage-consultation services for eugenic purposes. Over time he became more prominent in the field of counseling. For a while, Popenoe’s two major interests, eugenics and marriage counseling, ran parallel, and he published extensively on both topics. In the mids, Popenoe began working with E.


As public interest in eugenics waned, Popneoe focused more of his energies into marriage counseling, and by the time of the public rejection of eugenics at the end applked World War IIwith the revelation of eeugenics Nazi Holocaust atrocities, Popenoe had thoroughly redefined himself as primarily a marriage counselor ap;lied by that time had lost most of its explicit eugenic overtones. His introduction to the book catalogued some of the statistics of the American Institute of Family Relations over its first 30 years.

Popenoe favored a popular—rather than academic—approach.

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For example, one of his assistants was James Dobsonwho founded Focus on the Family in Given the role of clergy in responding to crisis in families, Popenoe increased focus in training the clergy over many years.

He then worked briefly as an agricultural explorer collecting date specimens in Western Asia and Northern Africa for his father’s nursery in California, along with his younger brother Wilson Popenoe, a horticulturist. The Institute published a bulletin entitled “Family Life” monthly or bimonthly for decades. This was the second offering of a master’s degree by the Institute. Views Read Edit View history.

Leonard”Eugenics and Economics in the Progressive Era”. InCalifornia had enacted its first compulsory sterilization law which allowed for sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded in its state psychiatric hospitals.

Shortly before his death, Popenoe transferred his papers to the University of Wyoming. Thenceforth, he commonly referred eugnics himself as “Dr. GoddardMadison GrantHarry H. He was opposed to child labor on the belief that banning such popnoe would reduce the size of families he regarded as unfit members of society.