Science: Open Book

How thoroughly does a man give himself away by his facial expression, his voice, the way he walks? Much more than he suspects, says Psychologist Werner Wolff of Bard College, Columbia University.

Dr. Wolff, who for 18 years has searched for a means of reading people's inner personality from their appearance, reports his results in The Expression of Personality (Harper; $3.50). Eminent psychologists like Harvard's Gordon Allport, consider his book a milestone in "depth psychology" (study of the subconscious).

Beginning in Berlin in 1925, Wolff examined with a piercing eye the physiognomy and behavior...

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