Letters: Jan. 24, 1969

How to Behave

Sir: Congratulations on your new department BEHAVIOR [Jan. 10]. For decades psychologists and I daresay other behavioral scientists—have been amused, puzzled and outraged by the tendency to consign or conceal their professional and scientific identity in other departments like MEDICINE, EDUCATION and BOOKS.

Psychology is one of our country's most rapidly growing professions. Over 30,000 of its researchers, teachers and practitioners are presently engaged in the production, dissemination and application of the knowledge of behavior.

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