Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Jun 22, 2015

Psychology News Round-Up (August 1st)

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By Erika Salomon

  • The replication conversation continues apace with the publication of two summaries this week. In the APS Observer, Amy Drew summarizes a panel at the 2014 APS convention on replication, and on Slate, Michelle N. Meyer (@MichelleNMeyer) and Christopher Chabris (@cfchabris) have an overview of recent events and some suggestions for replication in psychology.
  • Following on the excitement over Facebook’s PNAS paper, OKCupid’s Christian Rudder (@christianrudder) announced, “We Experiment on Human Beings!” inspiring a new round of media frenzy over the ethics of corporate human subjects research (TechCrunchThe GuardianSalonNPR).

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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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