recapitulation theory

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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.

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