Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Apr 14, 2017

In Case You Missed it April 14, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

Dennis Kahn on when the ingroup is viewed as eternal via Character & Context

In an article published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (Kahn, Klar & Roccas), Along with my coauthors, Yechiel Klar and Sonia Roccas, Kahn develops a framework for understanding how the ingroup is perceived on a temporal dimension and suggest that people differ in the degree to which they perceive the ingroup as Trans-Generational.


Sanaz Talaifar and Sam Gosling share highlights of fundign and hosting the 2016 Psychology of Architecture conference via Character & Context

Does your research area deserve more attention? Do you want to bring together scholars, policymakers, and/or practitioners to exchange ideas about a specific research topic or problem? If so, the SPSP Small Conference Grant could be a great opportunity for you.


A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email via HBR

Vanessa Bohns writes about her recent resaerch that shows when it comes to geting people to say yes, it's better if you ask in person.

In the News

Even artificial intelligence can acquire biases against race and gender via Science

One of the great promises of artificial intelligence (AI) is a world free of petty human biases. Hiring by algorithm would give men and women an equal chance at work, the thinking goes, and predicting criminal behavior with big data would sidestep racial prejudice in policing. But a new study shows that computers can be biased as well, especially when they learn from us. 

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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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