PHYLOGENETIC PRINCIPLE

the theory positing that ontogeny recapitulates Pirn ogeny in the growth of a living being. With regard to humans, this assumes that human existence, across growth from embryo to adult, repeats the phases of organic and cultural evolving.

PHYLOGENETIC PRINCIPLE: "Very few students seemed to actually grasp the full idea of the phylogenetic principle."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHYLOGENETIC PRINCIPLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phylogenetic-principle/ (accessed February 19, 2020).
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