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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham

Having enough time, selfies, and trust all make an appearance in this week's roundup. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

by Paul Nail, Joan Simon, and Elson Bihm
Man with Megaphone
Contrary to what many people think, bullies are not usually compensating for low self-esteem.

by Emily Zitek
Man with hand out
Entitlement has many negative consequences, but there are also some positive sides to being entitled.

by Brett Pelham
Man looking in mirror
If your name is Allen and you moved to Allentown, sold Allen wrenches, and married Ellen, it’d be hard to blame you.

by Justin F. Landy
Angry Older woman with smoke coming out of her ears
How strongly you feel your emotions is related to how strongly you judge other people’s bad actions – and lots of other things.

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Why is this blog called Character & Context?

Everything that people think, feel, and do is affected by some combination of their personal characteristics and features of the social context they are in at the time. Character & Context explores the latest insights about human behavior from research in personality and social psychology, the scientific field that studies the causes of everyday behaviors.  

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