Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Sep 14, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI September 14, 2018

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This week saw the passing of two greats in the field: John Darley and Walter Mischel. See what else you may have missed online.

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In the News

 

Emotionally stable people spend more during the holidays, according to new study via SPSP

Humans might not be altruistic 'avengers' after all  via Medical Xpress

Why it’s so hard to put ‘future you’ ahead of ‘present you’  via The New York Times

Perception of support helps people cope with worries   via PsychCentral

How good people can fight bias — without being defensive or expecting a prize  via Salon

You probably made a better first impression than you think  via Medical Xpress

Why do people talk politics online? Because they don’t care what you think  via The Conversation

Smiling often driven by feeling of engagement, social or not  via PsychCentral

How to make a big decision  via The New York Times

Proof that using brain teasers in a job interview is sadistic  via The Cut

The broken hearts club  via The Psychologist

Pain from 9/11 remains strong  via Disaster News Network

Happiness hinges on personality, so initiatives to improve well-being need to be tailor-made  via The Conversation

Gut-based decisions often held with stronger conviction  via PsychCentral

The first study to explore what cisgender kids think of their transgender peers  via Research Digest

These 6 new books about psychology can help you succeed at work  via CNBC

Viewing positive appearance-related comments on Instagram leads to greater body dissatisfaction  via PsyPost

All you need is a little encouragement from your friends  via Pattern Health

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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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