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When a young Charles Darwin interviewed for the naturalist position on board the British research ship Beagle in 1831, he was almost rejected for the job because the ship’s captain, Robert Fitzroy, a believer in physiognomy, determined that the shape of Darwin’s nose indicated he was lazy and lacked determination. Fortunately, Fitzroy changed his mind, and Darwin’s work on the Beagle expedition proved his initial judgments monumentally wrong. Physiognomy was also used to justify the identification of criminals (see, for example, the work of Cesare Lombroso, 1911), to perpetuate racial and ethnic stereotypes (Wells, 1866), and in many American businesses during the early 20th century, to select employees (see Blackford & Newcomb, 1914).
Swenson is professor of psychology at John Carroll University. She holds a PhD from Case Western Reserve University and a JD from Cleveland State University. Dr. Swenson teaches professional ethics, planning for graduate school, and legal issues in psychology to undergraduate students. She is a member of John Carroll University’s Institutional Review Board, where she routinely reviews student and faculty research proposals for the safeguards to human participants. Dr. Swenson has been a member of the ethics committees of both the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Psychological Association.
Exploitation of children in factory jobs led to new child labor laws and compulsory school attendance laws that forced children into longer stays in school. New waves of immigrants were arriving in America, also swelling the enrollments in schools. Concerns about juvenile delinquency, about integrating new immigrants into American society, and about the explosive growth of school enrollment brought a new focus to the American educational system and new demands for reform. In the early 1890s, G.
21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook (Sage 21st Century Reference) by Dr. Stephen F. Davis, Dr. William Buskist