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Character  &  Context

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

Having enough time, selfies, and trust all make an appearance in this week's roundup. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

by Heather Lench
One happy man is out of crowd of many sad people. 3D rendered illustration.
For some people, the outcome of the 2016 election hurt their lives even months afterward.

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Mud mountains, charitable giving, and the royal baby all make an appearance in this week's roundup. See what...

by Mark Leary
man looking at his reflection in a mirror
Serious questions have been raised about what, if anything, self-esteem does and whether it is as important as people usually assume.

by Ann-Marie Creaven
Happy volunteers are posing and smiling during their volunteer work in a warehouse
Should we prescribe volunteering to improve people’s mental 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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