Science: Bombs, Births & Leadership

Last week was a week of scientific conventions. In half a dozen cities around the globe, scientists milled in their large, confused gatherings, swapped ideas, canvassed covertly for better jobs and passed along the gossip of their professional circles. When not so engaged, they listened to some of the news of their trade. Items:

Advice to Psychologists. At a Manhattan meeting of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Fred E. Fiedler of the University of Illinois cast doubt on the existence of "natural leaders." Financed by the Office of Naval Research, Psychologist Fiedler spent three years trying to find out what makes certain...

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