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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Katherine Nelson-Coffey, Ph.D.
Mothers and fathers often play different roles at home, and this difference can affect their happiness as parents.

by Natalie Daumeyer
One student being talked about behind her back while other students gossip
When people believe discrimination was caused by unconscious bias they hold perpetrators less accountable.

by Tomer J. Czaczkes
Photo of Ants carrying piece of wood
If you think people like things more when they have worked hard to get them, you’d be correct. If you think humans are unique in this way, you’d be wrong.

by Jia Wei Zhang and Serena Chen
Photo of woman in video call
Want to feel like you are being true to yourself? Try being nice to yourself.

by Jared Piazza and Paulo Sousa
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Our judgments of wrongdoing are based on several considerations, but injustice may be the most important.

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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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