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Letter/Observer Forum

Authorship Battles: An Outsider’s View

Ubel She had worked long and hard analyzing the data, drafting and re-drafting the manuscript, all the while receiving insightful help from her adviser. She did 90 percent of the […]... More>


Observation

People With Similar Language Styles Are More Romantically Compatible

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It’s February and love is in the air! We know that people tend to be attracted to, date, and marry other people who resemble themselves in terms of personality, values, and physical appearance. However, these features only skim the surface of what makes a relationship work. The ways that people talk are also important. A new study published in Psychological Science, finds that people who speak in similar styles are more compatible.... More>


Observer Article

Reporting Science: The Story Behind the Story A Q&A with Benedict Carey of The New York Times

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Benedict Carey, science writer at The New York Times, recently talked to APS’s Wray Herbert, about his approach to reporting on psychological science.... More>


Poignancy and loyalty: The ‘midnight ride’ effect

With the country on the verge of civil war, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a patriotic poem about Paul Revere, a little-known Massachusetts silversmith and minor hero of the Revolutionary War. […]... More>


Pack Up All Your Cares and Woes

Many healing traditions make use of jars—variously called God jars, or resentment jars, or worry jars. The idea is that you can—literally—compartmentalize your troubles, and by doing so take away […]... More>