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:


Academic Institution Effective Research Industrial Institution Teaching Ability Material Reward 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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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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