Biologists Are From Mars, Chemists Are From Venus? How Can Experts Work Together?

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 09:21 in Psychology & Sociology

"Plays well with others." That popular phrase on a T-shirt is being taken to a whole new level in higher education these days, as experts in a variety of fields increasingly must work together to address some of society's biggest challenges, from a warming planet to cancer. Policy scientists are uncovering how scientists from different disciplines form working relationships. The findings will shed light on scientific collaboration -- a process about which little is known, but much is expected.

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