Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Apr 13, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI April 13, 2017

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On the Blogs

Yuthika U. Girme asks, "What consequences might relationship ‘ups and downs’ have for peoples’ relationship satisfaction? Are some individuals more susceptible to the potential impact of relationship fluctuations?"
"Divisive topics – issues that are polarizing, or on which there’s no general societywide consensus – can evoke feelings of anxiety and threat," writes Melanie Green.
The Psychology Of Fake News via Cosmos and Culture
Tania Lambrozo covers research on "what we do and don't know about the science of fake news." 

In the News

Revisiting the Marshmallow Test via Pacific Standard

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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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