Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Oct 27, 2017

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI October 27, 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

Andrei Cimpian discusses assumptions, data, and the "Google memo" in this excerpt from the Behavioral Scientist.

Criticizing a Scientist’s Work Isn’t Bullying. It’s Science. via Slate
“We cannot equate criticism with harassment," writes Simine Vazire.

A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work via HBR
Stephen Turban, Laura Freeman, and Ben Waber on recent research into gender bias in the workplace.

The Best Way to Deal with Failure via The Conversation
Selin Malkoc asks, “Could deciding to focus on the negative emotions associated with failure lead to thoughts about self-improvement – and, with time, actual improvement?”

Sarah Gomillion explores why many couples seem to spend so much time watching TV shows and movies together.
Many Junior Scientists Need To Take a Hard Look at Their Job Prospects via Nature
An Editorial in Nature points out Permanent jobs in academia are scarce, and someone needs to let PhD students know.
Do People Like Government ‘Nudges’? Study Says: Yes via The Conversation
Cass Sunstein on nudging, ethics, and behavior change.
Jon Jachimowicz, Sandra Matz and Vyacheslav Polonski recommend setting ethics guidelines for research in non-academic settings.

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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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