The Measure of Other People's Children

in Kinship by Design

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226327594
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226328072 | DOI:
The Measure of Other People's Children

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This chapter considers the history of adoption tests and research. It includes a case study of psychologist Arnold Gesell, whose Yale clinic evaluated many potential adoptees, and explores the evolution of research about how adoptees turned out. Technological innovation and outcome studies joined standardization with naturalization.

Keywords: adoption tests; adoption research; Arnold Gesell; adoptees

Chapter.  14983 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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