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few who were big because they were in athletics, and they were
prominent in athletics.
Now, when you were having this trouble with math, you could
have switched to a major other than psychology. What really swung
you to psychology, besides your husband-to-be's recommendation?
Well, I'd always had an interest in children. Always, from
the time I was very small. I'd always though I wanted to work with
children, and psychology seemed a good field. I wasn't interested
in teaching as such, in going into education, and psychology seemed
to offer a potential in several different areas. I was interested
in abnormal psychology, and that potentially was an area in which
you could work in mental hospitals, or -- you know, work in specialized
settings, with children. I was interested in the educational
aspect of psychology, to be a school psychologist and work with
children in elementary schools. The field had potentially more opportunities
to work with children, and it was very compatible with
my interest in children.
Was this rationale something that you developed pretty much
on your own, or was it largely influenced by Kenneth Clark, or was
it a blend?
I would say it was a blend. I would say it was a blend.
At that time he wasn't interested in children, at that time. And
it was a blend, because he opened up this whole area for me, and
I began to see what I was going to do with myself.
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