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The Examined Life: Competitive Examinations in the Thought of Francis Galton

Fancher, Raymond E. (1984) The Examined Life: Competitive Examinations in the Thought of Francis Galton.

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Abstract

Throughout his life Francis Galton was greatly interested in, and impressed by the potential of competetive academic examinations. This paper traces the course of his involvement with the subject from his student days through his old age, when he thought that a combination of anthropometric testing and tests based on the model of civil service examinations might be used to select ideal parents for a eugenic society.

EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:Galton, examinations, intelligence testing, eugenics
Subjects:Chronology > 19th Century
Chronology > 20th Century
History > Biography
Psychology > Eugenics
Psychology > Intelligence
ID Code:130
Deposited By:Fancher, Raymond
Deposited On:16 December 2002