Science: Why Are Japs Japs?

An anthropologist who has never been in Japan has offered Allied leaders a new study of Japanese psychology. He is British-born Geoffrey Gorer, 39, anthropological researcher of Yale's Institute of Human Relations, now doing secret research in Washington for the British Government. He places great importance on the severe toilet training of Japanese infants.

The Twig Is Bent. A Japanese baby's toilet training begins at four months, and is likely to be the most painful experience of his life. He is held out over the balcony or road at frequent intervals. For every lapse, he is ferociously punished—by his mother's scoldings (in...

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