Galton, Sir Francis (1822–1911)

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Abstract

Sir Francis Galton (February 16, 1822–January 17, 1911) was among the preeminent psychologists of the nineteenth century. Born to a wealthy English family, he was able to devote his life to a variety of scientific inquiries. Although best known to psychologists for his pioneering work on the correlation coefficient and the study of individual differences in intellectual ability, he also did fundamental research on behavior genetics, meteorology, and the use of fingerprints for identification.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology
EditorsRobin L Cautlin, Scott O Lilienfeld
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781118625392
ISBN (Print)978-0-470-67127-6
StatePublished - 2015

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