Science: Battle on Rhine

If psychologists investigated themselves by their own beloved statistical methods, they would probably find that—as a group compared with other scientists—they were cheerful, convivial, well-dressed, well-mannered, interested in one another, argumentative, mildly frustrated. Psychology is a science notably torn by internal dissension, a state of affairs which is only partly due to the fact that it harbors a relatively large number of women. It is the human mind in the act of investigating itself—a tricky business, to which the rigorous methods of other sciences are frequently not applicable. It draws generalizations...

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