- the fictitious name of an actual family that was the focus of a sociological study: one branch of feeble-minded descendants were mostly social degenerates, while another branch with descendants of normal intelligence were mostly successful.
Origin of Kallikak
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I have finished the Kallikak family and I am bursting with talk.
The studies of the Edwards family on one hand and the so-called Kallikak family on the other, point to the same conclusion.How to Teach
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If you are really hurt, I will read the Kallikak book; but I must tell you that you are working me to death.
Kallikak family, results of environment rather than heredity shown by, 249.Crime: Its Cause and Treatment