- BuyThe Causes and Effects of Smoking by H.J. Eysenck
Temple Smith, 397 pp, £16.50, December 1980, ISBN 0 85117 186 9
There is a current of opinion both among the general public and among psychologists (who can’t so easily be forgiven) that Eysenck is not a serious psychologist. It seems to be felt that his psychological findings are coloured by right-wing views which necessarily disconfirm them, that the sins of Burt (of whom Eysenck was a student) have somehow been visited upon the son, and that his prodigious output demonstrates mere facility rather than being a just return for Herculean labours.
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