CHAPTER II
BIOGRAPHY OF A RESEARCH PROJECT A. FROM ENDS TO BEGINNINGS

A VISITOR in our laboratory recently asked, "What have you found out about character so far?" That is a good question. The fact is, we expend our efforts so completely, wrestling with the problems at hand, that we don't often take time to look back to see how far we have come. Let's take a look, because actually we have come a long way and had a thrilling time doing it. How significant have our findings been? Let me show you a few of the high points of our journey so far; then you can judge for yourself.

More important than this, however, is what our experiences have to say about the question, "Can the scientific method produce answers to some of the age-old problems which have thus far seemed insoluble?" A national leader says in a speech, "If everybody would start practicing the Golden Rule and the Sermon on the Mount, our world's troubles would be over." Almost everyone would agree to that, but very few even dream that we are going to start doing it. Centuries of great preaching have long since convinced us that this is not a matter to be achieved by admonition. Many believe that human nature is just the way it is and that nothing can be done about it. Wanting to control my temper and doing it are two different things. Believing that I ought to love my enemies is a far cry from even knowing who they are, much less how to go about loving them. We in CRP set out to discover whether such ideals are pos-

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