I should also probably write myself into Wikipedia. Is that even allowed?
Optimal distinctiveness refers to the fact that people don't like to feel too different from other people, but also don't like to feel too similar. However, this is true for some people more than others. We found that people who prefer certainty to uncertainty also tend to try thinking of themselves as similar to other people after being made to feel different. In other words, these certainty oriented people tend to want to assimilate back into a crowd when they feel like they are weirdos who don't fit in.
We proved this with advanced science. Here is some science from the article:
Look at that fucking science. It's so sciency that you probably can't even understand it.
There is also math and
My favourite part is Fu.
But seriously, you wanna know something messed up about publishing an article in a science journal? To get this article, you either have to be part of an institution that pays a lot of money for access to it, or you have to pay a lot of money for it yourself. Our article costs $43.75 to purchase. Jesus! That's more than most books, just for one article that is, no offense to the authors (none taken), not all that exciting. The even more messed up part is that I don't get a dime of that. Musicians complain that record companies take a large percentage of the profit from record sales. With us, publishers take 100%.
Plus, isn't science supposed to be free, open, and collaborative?
Luckily, with the internet, it's nearly free to distribute a file containing a research article, and many researchers make their own work available free of charge on their personal web sites.
Anyway, I'm done bragging/feeling sorry for my broke self. Bye now.