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Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

The Function of Education in the Biological Record, 16 Feb 1930

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/15
Scope and Contents Thomson parallels and compares competition in the natural world, where the weakest are eliminated and education through play prepares the individual for their environment, with that in the human world, where co-operation protects the unfit and education contributes to a differential birth rate. He discusses possible reasons for the connection between intelligence, education, and family size, exploring whether this phenomenon is due to genetics, environment, or both. He refers to...
Dates: 16 Feb 1930

The Function of Education in the Biological Record, 16 Feb 1930

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/3/2
Scope and Contents This lecture is a duplicate of Coll-1310/3/1/2/15, with the addition of a leaflet from the RPA stating their aims, rules, constitution, and objectives, a membership form, and a letter to Thomson from the Rationalist Press Association reminding Thomson of his engagement to lecture.
Dates: 16 Feb 1930