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Animal Kingdom

Does a more emotional person have a greater chance of developing alcoholism? Not if they resemble the mice developed by Glayde Whitney of the psychology department, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla. When [mice were] bred for emotionality and tested for alcohol preference, he surprisingly found that the more emotional strain (measured by the recognized measure of open field defecation and urination) avoided alcohol in comparison to a preference shown by the more phlegmatic strain.