Science: Self-Prediction

Can one predict his own behavior 24 hours in advance?

This question was the title of a paper read to the American Sociological Society in Manhattan last week by Professor Pitirim Alexandrovitch Sorokin, head of Harvard's Department of Sociology. Russian-born, bespectacled Dr. Sorokin asked 106 Federal employes to state how much time they would devote to various activities the following day, checked predictions against facts. Findings:

The average person wrongly guessed his time allotment for the following day by a total of five hours. Men were better prophets than women, married people better...

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