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 (September 5th)

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By Erika Salomon

  • With new academic years starting in much of the northern hemisphere, many have written about the psychology of school and learning. The Atlantic covers psychological research on How to Get Students to Work Harder. Max Bazerman writes for the The Psych Report about bias in college admissions.
  • The President and CEO of the APA wrote about psychology’s contribution to understanding and dealing with the events in Ferguson, MO and call for psychologists to focus on the problem.

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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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