Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Jun 16, 2015

The Feeling of Being Stared At

Illustration of a lady's blue eyes and black eyelashes
By David Nussbaum
 
Psychologists Adam Waytz of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business and Jamil Zaki of Stanford have a fantastic blog hosted at Scientific American called The Moral Universe in which they discuss the psychology of right and wrong and issues surrounding it. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should.
 
Today, Adam breathes new life into a favorite classic article of his, Edward Titchener’s “The Feeling of Being Stared At,” published in 1898. He makes the case that it’s been under-appreciated as it helped lay the foundation for a lot of later work. 

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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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