Science: Psychologists & Headwaiters

Practitioners of an inexact science torn by dissension, psychologists are often suspected of having an inferiority complex. If they are so afflicted, they seldom betray it in public. Last week, however, Dr. Gordon W. Allport of Harvard, retiring president of the American Psychological Association, declared that as prophets of human behavior psychologists are not in the running with statesmen, lawyers and headwaiters.

This unusual display of psychological humility occurred during the Association's meeting last week at Stanford University and University of California. The psychologists snapped back to normal with a grandiose report...

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