219. Improvement

a method of self-help stressing autosuggestion, introduced into America about 1920 by the French psychotherapist Emile Coué and featuring the slogan “Every day in every way I am getting better and better.”
the science of improving a breed or species through the careful selection of parents. —eugenicist , n . —eugenic , adj.
the art or science of improving a race or breed, especially the human race, by control of external influences, as environment. Cf. eugenics. —euthenist , n .
the doctrine that the world tends to get better or may be made better by human effort. —meliorist , n ., adj. —melioristic , adj.
telesia, telesis
the harnessing of natural and social forces for a beneficial goal.

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