Malcolm Gladwell profiled in scientific journalThe current issue of the Association for Psychological Science's journal Observer profiles excellent author Malcolm Gladwell. As anyone who has read Blink, Tipping Point, or many of Gladwell's New Yorker pieces, he explores human psychology with an infectious sense of delight and wonder. From the article:
On a recent evening, Gladwell sat in a dim neighborhood restaurant and tavern in the West Village, where he lives, explaining his interest in psychological science. "Psychology is concerned with the things all of us are concerned with, so it was kind of natural," he said. "It's one of the few disciplines that's looking in a kind of rigorous way at how human beings respond to things like change..."Link
"I have two parallel things I'm interested in," Gladwell said. "One is, I'm interested in collecting interesting stories, and the other is I'm interested in collecting interesting research. What I'm looking for is cases where they overlap."