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presidential address, I tried to come back to it, but with people
totally misunderstanding, and being horrified all over the world, at
my suggestion that there might be psychopharmacological intervention
to assure justice and decency among human beings. It was probably the
most misunderstood idea I have ever communicated.
You're talking about your presidental address, when you became
president of the American --
-- the American Psychological Association. You don't give the
address until you're leaving things.
But actually, anyone who knew me -- certainly Dr. Sumner, if
he were alive, would have seen the relationship between the main idea of
that address, and my earlier interest in neurophysiology.
Do I recall correctly, that that was a front page story in the
NEW YORK TIMES?
Oh, my God! Not only in the NEW YORK TIMES. I don't -- you know,
all over the world. And the only people who seemed to have understood what
I was trying to say there were the people at the Pasteur Institute in
France. As a result of that, (B.F.) Skinner and I became very good
Well, perhaps we should put in the record here, what was the subject
of your master's thesis, and also your PhD dissertation?
My master's thesis had something to do with attitudes, I think
attitudes towards parents. I don't remember that. I remember my wife's
master's thesis much more vivddly, because it had to do with research
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