Friday, February 23, 2024

Body Typing Studies


Dr. William Sheldon put forth the now completely discredited theory that delinquency and other traits were associated with body types.  He described these as endomorphs, mesomorphs, and ectomorphs as shown above, and he concluded that mesomorphs were most likely to be criminals.  Although the three photos in this post frequently show up in online articles about Sheldon's work,  he did not take them, nor did he use them in his work.  They are by a Prof. Shuttlesworth.