Who has ever heard of John B. Calhoun? I was first introduced to his work my junior year in College as I studied Behavioral Psychology. He, along with Edward T. Hall, helped define expected impacts to society when populations soared and overcrowding became an issue. The conclusions Dr. Calhoun reached have stayed with me all these years, the fact they are based on his study of Norwegian rats only makes the findings more interesting.
As I watch the evolution of our society I am reminded of those studies from the 1940s and 50s. I wonder what he would have found if he had been able to subject his subjects to modern television programming like Bill Maher, or MSNBC, FOX, or Judge Whoever?