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University of Massachusetts, Boston (Boston, MA 02125-3300)
Diane B. Paul (Project Director: November 1984 to present)

Scientific Issues and Value Conflicts in the Nature-Nurture Controversy

To support a study of the recent history of the nature/nurture debate among biologists, specifically an examination of the shifts in geneticists' attitudestoward hereditarianism and eugenics following World War II.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Humanities, Science, and Technology

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$23,000 (approved)
$23,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1985 – 8/31/1986