Science: Emotional Rats

"If we are to control and modify abnormal behavior, extensive knowledge concerning the bases for temperamental differences is required. Why does one child have a temper tantrum when in the same situation another child remains composed? . . . Why does Miss Jones embarrass her instructor with an hysterical outbreak [on] receiving a poor grade, whereas Miss Smith accepts failure all too philosophically?"

So wrote Professor Calvin Springer Hall Jr. recently in an article entitled "The Inheritance of Emotionality," published in the Sigma Xi Quarterly. Dr. Hall, who though only 30 is chairman of...

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