recapitulation theory

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Stanley Hall's theory of recapitulation, outlined in his work Adolescence: Its Psychology and Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion, and Education (1904).
Around the turn of the century, the prevailing theory of recapitulation held that every individual retraces humanity's Fallace's decision to de-emphasize these educators' political context, however, means that his text relies on existing histories of the era to paint a complete picture.
The idea of repetition indeed became closely connected with the theory of evolution when Haeckel formulated his Theory of Recapitulation in 1866, claiming that individual members of a species recapitulate successive stages during the embryonic period of their development (ontogeny), which duplicate the development of the species on an evolutionary scale (phylogeny).

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