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The  Kallikak  Family 


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The  Kallikak  Family 

Henry  H.  Goddard 

The  Kallikak  Family:  A Study  in  the  Heredity  of  Feebie-Mindedness,  written  by 
famous  American  psychologist  and  eugenicist  Henry  H.  Goddard,  is  a famous  but 
controversial  extended  case  study  following  the  Kallikak  family  (a  pseudonym  from 
the  Greek  words  Kallos  "beauty"  and  Kakos  "bad")  for  the  inheritance  of  "feeble- 
mindedness," a general  category  referring  to  a variety  of  mental  disabilities 
including  mental  disabilities,  learning  disabilities,  and  mental  illness. 


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Goddard  concluded  that  a variety  of  mental  traits  were  hereditary  and  society 
should  limit  reproduction  by  people  possessing  these  traits,  which  in  turn  helped  to 
spur  on  the  destructive  eugenics  movement,  especially  in  the  United  States. 


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Cover  designed  by  Availle.This  design  is  in  the  public  domain. 


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