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Francis Galton (1441)

Interests
Developmental psychology, experimental psychology, evaluation and measurement, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Profession
Scientist
Nationality
British
Born
1822, Birmingham, England
Died
1911, Haslemere, Surrey, England
Short Biography
Sir Francis Galton, FRS (/ˈfrɑːnsɪs ˈɡɔːltən/; 16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911) was a British Victorian progressive, polymath, sociologist, psychologist, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA University of Cambridge, 1844
Appointments & Honors
  • Royal Geographical Society Gold Medal, 1853
  • Fellow, Royal Society, 1856
  • Hon. Secretary, Royal Geographical Society, 1857-63
  • Hon. General Secretary, British Association, 1863-7
  • President, British Association Geography Section, 1872, Anthropology Section, 1885
  • Royal Society Gold Medal, 1886
  • Hon. DCL University of Oxford, 1894
  • Hon. ScD University of Cambridge, 1895
  • Royal Society Darwin Medal, 1902
  • Anthropological Institute Huxley Medal, 1902
  • Linnean Society Darwin-Wallace Medal, 1908
  • Knighted, 1909
  • Royal Society Copley Medal, 1910
Principal Publications
  • 1865 Hereditary talent and character. Macmillan's Magazine, 12, 157-66, 318-27.
  • 1869 Hereditary Genius. Macmillan.
  • 1874 English Men of Sciences: Their Nature and Nurture. Macmillan.
  • 1877 Typical laws of heredity. Proceedings ofthe Royal Institution, 8, 282-301.
  • 1883 Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development.
  • 1886 Regression towards mediocrity in hereditary stature. Journal of the Anthropological Institute, 15, 246-63.
  • 1888 Co-relations and their measurement, chiefly from anthropometric data. Proceedings ofthe Royal Society, 45, 125-45.
  • 1889 Natural Inheritance. Macmillan.
  • 1892 Fingerprints. Macmillan.
  • 1901 Biometry. Biometrika, 1, 7-10.
  • 1908 Memories ofmy Life. Methuen.