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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GoddardMadison GrantHarry H. Laughlinand Gosney, among others. Popenoe favored a popular—rather than academic—approach. 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.

It is only one of many measures the state can and must use to protect itself appkied [the human race’s] deterioration. A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, He moved to California as a teen.

Library of Congress number: In the mids, Popenoe began working with E. Views Read Edit View history.

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popeenoe Thenceforth, he commonly referred to himself as “Dr. 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. This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself.

Elywhich outlined his vision of a eugenics program that primarily relied on the segregation of “waste humanity” into rural institutions where they would perform manual labor to offset the cost of their institutionalization. He was opposed to child labor on the belief that banning such applisd would reduce the size of families he regarded as unfit members of society.


Shortly before his death, Popene transferred his papers to the University of Wyoming. In he received an honorary Sc. As presented in a biography, appliex 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, and mutual understanding between the sexes.

InCalifornia had enacted its first compulsory sterilization law which allowed for sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded in its state psychiatric hospitals. The case load at that time averaged about 15, consultations per year.

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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. ByPopenoe had become well-established enough to co-author with Roswell Hill Johnson a popular college textbook on eugenics Applied Eugenicsedited by Richard T.

Can This Marriage Be Saved? 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. Nicholas, The Century Co. Gosneya wealthy California financier, and the Human Betterment Foundation to promote eugenic policies in the state of California. A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, in 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. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Paul Popenoe

Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers,consisting of 85 cubic feet of material. At the same time, thought leaders in the helping professions tended more and more to eugwnics self-fulfilment over preservation of the family. 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 Appllied Holocaust atrocities, Popenoe had thoroughly redefined himself as primarily a marriage counselor which by that time had lost most of its explicit eugenic overtones.

In ekgenics mids Popenoe became interested in human breeding, editing the Journal of Heredity from untilwith a special attention to eugenics and social hygiene.