Contribute to Character & Context

If you are an SPSP member and have an idea for Character and Context, contact one of the C&C editors: Mark Leary (lead editor, leary@duke.edu), Shira Gabriel (sgabriel@buffalo.edu), or Brett Pelham (brettpel@yahoo.com).

Character and Context publishes five kinds of blogs:

  • “Cutting-edge Research” posts describe recent journal articles that provide new, intriguing, and/or useful insights about human behavior.

  • “A Closer Look” posts provide analyses/explanations of current events from social and personality perspectives, written by an expert in the topic.

  • “On-line Classroom” blogs offer readers with knowledge and insights about real-life psychological and social phenomena that are studied by personality and social psychologists. 

  • “Perspectives” blogs are opinion pieces offer that offer and defend a point of view regarding a particular issue or plan of action.

  • “Good Reads” are reviews of popular books that deal with social and personality psychology.

If want to pitch an op-ed, share a news story, or have another idea for broadcasting your work reach out to us at press@spsp.org

Writing Scientific Blogs

How do you communicate effectively and dramatically so that others want to read and hear what you have to say?  Here are a few helpful links to get you started writing as a science communicator, blogger, science advocate, and science outreach enthusiast.

Science Journalism

Writing Leads

Several “schools of thought” on writing the beginning of the story. Sometimes you’ll find a better answer as you write your piece.

Editing

6 Tips for Catching Your Writing Mistakes by Amy Morgan

Have a writing resource worth adding? Contact us and we’ll take a look.

35
1180