Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
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Oct 12, 2017

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI October 13, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look.
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On the Blogs

Rationalizing the “Irrational” via Character & Context
Jason Collins discusses evolution, economics, and behavior in this excerpt from The Behavioral Scientist.
Your Neanderthal Quotient and Your Personality via Psychology Today
Glenn Gehar writes about his lab's work uncovering the traits of ancient Neanderthals. 
We’re All Behavioral Economists Now via Behavioral Scientist
Neoclassical and behavioral economists alike often go out of their way to downplay their differences, writes Erik Angner, so what's changed?
The "hype is ahead of the evidence" argue Nicholas T. Van Dam and Nick Haslam.
Joshua Kalla and David Broockman discuss their research on the persuasive effect of political campaigns’ voter contact.

In the News

Choosing Fear via The Chronicle of Higher Education
How Norms Change via The New Yorker
The Kids Are Alright via Inside Higher Ed
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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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