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Related to hereditarianism: eugenics
The doctrine or school that regards heredity as more important than environmental influences in determining intelligence and behavior.
he·red′i·tar′i·an (hə-rĕd′ĭ-târ′ē-ən) adj. & n.
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(Psychology) psychol a school of thought that emphasizes the influence of heredity in the determination of human behaviour. Compare environmentalism
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|Noun||1.||hereditarianism - the philosophical doctrine that heredity is more important than environment in determining intellectual growth|
environmentalism - the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
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