DYSGENIC By N., Sam M.S. - 1 A factor or influence that is detrimental to heredity. Compare eugenic. DYSGENIC: "A dysgenic factor is a detriment to heredity." Related Psychology Terms MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES) EUGENIC HOMOSEXUALITY (ETIOLOGY AND THERAPY) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Intelligence Across the African-American and Latino Cultures RECIPROCAL DETERMINISM Identifying Relevant Theories and Models APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) PERSONALITY TRAIT THEORY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DYSGENIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dysgenic/ (accessed June 29, 2022).