Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Feb 16, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI February 16, 2017

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This week's roundup covers romance, close relationships, violence, and other current events. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

by Sara Kim
by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Alexander Todorov, and Margaret Mitchell
by Jean Twenge
Is Loneliness a Health Epidemic? via The New York Times Gray Matter
by Eric Klinenberg
by Stephanie Coontz
No, Opposites Do Not Attract via the Conversation
by Matthew D. Johnson

In the News

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On Twitter

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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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