CAROLINE BEDELL THOMAS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MILDRED A. KENDRICK, PH.D.
Human judgments about other people are based on composite impressions of the individual's attributes of mind and body. The voter sizes up the presidential candidate not only by reading his speeches and his physician's reports, but, more importantly, by seeing for himself how the candidate looks, and by listening to what he has to say and how he says it. Is the candidate forceful, pompous, or wishy-washy? Is he cautious or rash? Does he have a temper? A sense of humor? Is he egocentric, or does he listen to others? After a political rally or a television debate, the voter
THOMAS CB, KENDRICK MA. Psychobiological Studies: I. The Relationship of Intellectual Productivity as Measured by the Rorschach Test to Body Weight. Ann Intern Med. ;56:440–447. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-440
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