- The source for the date of the death of Zick Rubin is Reber and Reber's The Dictionary of Psychology 3rd edition 2001 Appendix B: Authorities cited p 826. Dr Joe Kiff 11:28, January 16, 2011 (UTC)
Source of death vs. "How the Internet Tried to Kill Me"
The source of Z Rubin being alive is his recent article in the NYT on that matter: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/opinion/13rubin.html
-- This seems to be a different Zick Rubin
-- Well, if you read the above article you will find how the author does some research on his own:
"I thought I ought to look into it. I found that Reber and Reber’s book was now in its fourth edition, which was published in 2009 by Penguin Books. When my copy arrived from Amazon, I found a description of the “love scale” that I had once developed and a reference in the biographical section: “Rubin, Zick (1944-97), American social psychologist.” "
If you are referring to the Reber & Reber reference, then this should identify the author of the NYT article clearly as the Zick Rubin in your reference. Hitherto, he did not die in 1997. 18.104.22.168 16:02, March 13, 2011 (UTC) BM