Occupational Motivations, Satisfactions, and Mobility

What makes a Scientist?
  • R. W. Gerard


There is considerable evidence that people show persistent patterns of personality, intelligence, interests, and achievement throughout their lives. Such traits, a concern of psychologists and educators, also have a major bearing on the recruitment and productivity of scientists. The question, ‘What makes a scientist?’, remains open, but one approach is the recent sociopsychological analysis of eminent research scientists:


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© American Physiological Society 1958

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Gerard
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  1. 1.Psychiatry and Physiology Member Mental Health Research InstituteUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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