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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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Retrieved from ” https: Popenoe dropped his middle name early in life. 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.

Under the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, he was charged with rooting out liquor and prostitution in an effort to reduce the high incidence of venereal disease amongst U.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Can This Marriage Be Saved? He was opposed to child labor on the belief that banning such labor would reduce the size of families he regarded as unfit members of society. Thenceforth, he commonly referred to himself as “Dr. InCalifornia had enacted its first compulsory sterilization law which allowed for sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded in its state psychiatric hospitals.

Given the role of clergy in responding to crisis in families, Popenoe increased focus in training the clergy over many years. American Heritage Center — University of Wyoming. The Institute was described in as “the world’s largest and best known marriage-counseling center” with a staff of seventy. This was the second offering of a master’s degree by the Institute. Bi-monthly service bulletin of the American Institute of Family Relations: It closed in the s, not long after Paul Popenoe’s death.

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.

Over time he became more prominent in the field of counseling. Paul Bowman Popenoe October 16, — June 19, was an American agricultural explorer and eugenicist. ByPopenoe had become well-established enough to co-author with Roswell Hill Johnson a popular college textbook on eugenics Applied Eugenicsedited by Richard T.


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 popfnoe for several years as a newspaper editor. A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, in The Negro race is germinally lacking in the higher developments of intelligence. In this vein, he appeared on the Art Linkletter television show for over a decade, and he regularly gave lectures and wrote mainstream articles for the general public.

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.

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. Sterilization for Human Betterment: As presented in a biography, the focus areas of his counseling approach and the American Institute of Family Relations appliex couples’ attitudes towards marriage, preparation including sexuality educationmoral values, a focus on action, and mutual understanding between the sexes.

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Nicholas, The Century Co. Davenport appoied, Henry H. For many years he had a nationally syndicated newspaper column promoting marriage and family life. During the s he served as a member of the American Eugenics Society ‘s board of directors along with Charles B.

A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, This would culminate in a number of works, most prominently their joint-authored Sterilization for Human Betterment: The case load at that time averaged about 15, consultations per year. For example, one of his assistants was James Dobsonwho founded Focus on the Family in In he received an honorary Sc. Shortly before his death, Popenoe transferred his papers to the University of Wyoming.

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


This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Laughlinand Gosney, among others. Journal of Economic PerspectivesVolume 19, No. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As public interest in eugenics waned, Popenoe focused more of his energies into marriage counseling, and by the time of the public rejection of eugenics at the end of World War IIwith the revelation of the Nazi Holocaust atrocities, Popenoe had thoroughly redefined himself as primarily a marriage counselor which by that time had lost most of its explicit eugenic overtones.

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Under his direction, the Institute gave intensive training to over marriage counselors and shorter courses around the U. Gosneya wealthy California financier, and the Human Betterment Foundation to promote eugenic policies in the state of California. As Popenoe maintained his traditional values e. It is only one of many measures the state can and must use to protect itself from [the human race’s] deterioration.

This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself. Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers,consisting of 85 cubic feet of material.

Popenoe favored a popular—rather than academic—approach. One of the greatest dangers in the use of sterilization is poopenoe overzealous persons who have not thought through the subject will look at it as a cure-all, and apply it to all sorts of ends for which it is not adapted.

For a while, Popenoe’s two major interests, eugenics and marriage counseling, ran parallel, and he published extensively on both topics. His introduction to the book catalogued some of the statistics of the Appled Institute of Family Relations over its first 30 years. GoddardMadison GrantHarry H.