Goddard, Henry (1866 - 1957)

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Henry Herbert Goddard was born and raised in East Vassalboro, ME. He attended Oak Grove Seminary in Vassalboro, Friends School in Providence, RI, and received both his undergraduate degree and his masters degree (in mathematics) from Haverford College (1887 and 1889) and his doctorate in psychology from Clark University. He taught in several schools and colleges. He is best known as a proponent of eugenics and for his studies of "feeble mindedness."

Selected Bibliography

  • The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness (1912)
  • School Training of Defective Children (1914)
  • Feeble-Mindedness: Its Causes and Consequences (1916)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (1921)
  • Our Children in the Atomic Age (1948)