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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Christopher Cannon
Luxury brands are highly sought-after status symbols, but they may be making you less likeable and employable.

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Father's day, getting wise to nudges, and how to have better conversations; a few of the items in...

by Michael Thai and Fiona Kate Barlow
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People who disclose racial preferences on their online dating profiles are seen as more racist and less dateable, even by people who think that it’s not racist to have racial dating preferences!

by Lukas Thürmer
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What Thanksgiving with strangers can tell us about group processes.

by Arabella Kyprianides
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The size of the social network of former prisoners affects their well-being, but not in the way you probably expect.

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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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