Auden, the great English poet who spent part of his twenties in the United States, was 28 when Alcoholics Anonymous, the organization dedicated to helping people break drinking addiction and achieve sobriety, was founded on this date in 1935.
Five years later, Auden wrote a poetic eulogy to the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. The poem ends with a nod to the curious human tendency to submit to impulse:
New empirical approaches to psychology are better defining the introvert/extravert dichotomy. Behavior typically belonging to introverts better reflects a new identity category: Openness to Experience.