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Open With a Hook: Perspectives on Science Writing Workshop

Attendees at Thursday's Perspectives on Science Writing workshop heard talks from Randall Engle, Maryanne Garry, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, and Paul Silvia.... More>

Academic Observer

The Academic Observer: The Orphan Paper

I have been developing a concept that I cannot find in the literature on the sociology or psychology of science. However, when I describe the concept to any active researcher […]... More>

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>


People With Similar Language Styles Are More Romantically Compatible


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>