Biographical Origins of Francis Galton's Psychology

  title={Biographical Origins of Francis Galton's Psychology},
  author={Raymond E. Fancher},
  pages={227 - 233}
Like many of his contemporaries, Francis Galton believed in a positive relationship between head size and intelligence. Head measurements were included among the "mental tests" in Galton's Anthropometric Laboratory of the mid-1880s, which he believed provided measures of inherited natural ability. His pioneering self-report questionnaires distributed to the scientific members of the Royal Society in 1873, designed to elicit information pertinent to their scientific development, did not fail to… Expand

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