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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Given the role of clergy in responding to crisis in popeenoe, Popenoe increased focus in training the clergy over many years. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Aghast at the appied 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.

The case load at that time averaged about 15, consultations per year. Over time he became more prominent in the field of counseling.

Popenoe favored a popular—rather than academic—approach.

Paul Popenoe

For many years he had a nationally syndicated newspaper column promoting marriage and family life. Laughlinand Gosney, among others. He moved to California as a teen. It closed in the s, not long after Paul Popenoe’s death.

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For a while, Popenoe’s eugenlcs major interests, eugenics and marriage counseling, ran parallel, and he published extensively on both popeno. The Institute published a bulletin entitled “Family Life” monthly or bimonthly for decades. Shortly before his death, Popenoe transferred his papers to the University of Wyoming.

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 worked for several years as a newspaper editor.


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. Popenoe dropped his middle name early in life.

Applied Eugenics by Roswell H. Johnson and Paul Popenoe

American Heritage Center — University of Wyoming. InCalifornia had enacted its first compulsory sterilization law which allowed for sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded in its state psychiatric hospitals. This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself.

They remained married until her death on 26 June 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His introduction to the book catalogued some of the statistics of the American Institute of Family Relations over its first 30 years.

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

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At the same popfnoe, thought leaders in the helping professions tended more and more to favor self-fulfilment over preservation of the family. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In he received an honorary Sc. Leonard”Eugenics and Economics in the Progressive Era”.

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. Retrieved from ” https: GoddardMadison GrantHarry H.



One of the greatest dangers in the use of sterilization is that 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.

This work would become a popular text for the advocacy of sterilization, as it purported to be an objective study of the operations in the state and concluded, not surprisingly, that rigorous programs for the sterilization of the “unfit” were beneficial to all involved, including the sterilized patients.

A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, in It is only one of many measures the state can and must use to protect itself from [the human race’s] deterioration. Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers,consisting of 85 cubic feet of material.

As presented in a biography, the 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. These travels received considerable support and interest from the U. Library of Congress number: As public interest in eugenics waned, Popenoe focused more eugeniics 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.