Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Oct 05, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI October 5, 2018

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In the news this week, we have some varying takes on social media as well as a fascinating article on Hypocognition. See what else you may have missed online.

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On the Blogs

Check out more posts from around the web: Social and Personality Psychology Blog Roll

In the News

13 People on How they Responded to “What are You” as Children and as Adults  via Bustle

Why Every Social Media Site is a Dumpster Fire  via Vox

Yawning at the catastrophe: the psychology of climate change via Varsity


Rising Ethnic Diversity Increases Whites’ Fears via Scientific America

Study finds selfish people have fewer children and earn less money via Psypost

Why College Campuses Need a “Pride and Prejudice” Approach to Inclusion via Behavioral Scientist

More and more scientists are preregistering their studies. Should you? via ScienceMag

Being Kind To Others Is A Reward To Yourself Too via Medical Daily

To Most People, All-Male Lawmaking Bodies are Seen as Less Legitimate 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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