Science: Psychologists

Before James McKeen Cattell became a journalist* and a pundit honored among the cognoscenti, he was a teaching psychologist at Pennsylvania and Columbia universities. Apt was his presidency of the International Congress of Psychology at Yale last week and witty, despite length, his speech of welcome. Said he: "In so far as psychologists are concerned, America was [prior to the last 50 years] like Heaven, for there was not a damned soul there." Another Cattell truism: ''The motions of the solar system since its beginning are less...

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