Henry Goddard: Eugenicist & Inheritability of Intelligence


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Prior to earning his Ph.D. in psychology, Henry Goddard was a...

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1. Whose research and intelligence test shaped the future of Goddard's career?

2. As a eugenicist, Henry Goddard believed...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Henry Goddard was a research psychologist, known for his controversial theory of eugenics and contributions to public education. This worksheet/quiz combo will test you on his life and his work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on:

  • What job Goddard had prior to earning his PhD
  • Whose intelligence test influenced Goddard's career
  • Henry Goddard's beliefs as a eugenicist
  • His major contributions to education
  • How intelligence testing was used at Ellis Island

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the theory of eugenics in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the contributions Goddard made to education

Additional Learning

To learn more about the theory of eugenics, review the corresponding lesson titled Henry Goddard: Eugenicist & Inheritability of Intelligence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies Goddard
  • Discusses his theory of eugenics and his early work
  • Examines his research on intelligence and Alfred Binet's intelligence test
  • Sheds light on Goddard's impact on education