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Character  &  Context

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

From willpower to a new flurry of posts on our blog, check out what you might have missed this week. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider?

by Jais Adam-Troian
A white outline sketch of a brain and verios lines and items around a black background, hover over a pile of glowing books
Want to be less susceptible to conspiracy theories? Simply remind yourself that you too are susceptible to conspiracy theories.

by Morten Moshagen, Benjamin Hilbig, and Ingo Zettler
silhouette illustration of a Man Killing a Golden Goose with a Gold Egg.
A single dark personality characteristic may underlie all antisocial, cruel, immoral, and unethical traits.

by Shira Gabriel
a graveyard statue looks down against a green forest
Why do celebrities dying lead to so much sadness? Experts explain six reasons why we mourn for people we have never met!

by Alexandra Fleischmann
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Being in a position of power can influence moral decisions, but not in the way you think.

About our Blog

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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