Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Apr 21, 2017

In Case You Missed it April 21, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blog

Sébastien Goudeau writes on the Hidden Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Class in Classrooms via Character & Context

Because classrooms are conceived to be a level playing field, having higher cultural capital also means being perceived as being smarter. Goudeau delves into their recent research  that examines how forced social comparisons in the classroom can contribute to social reproduction in education.

In the News

This week we're highlighting SPSP members in the news. Want to be in the next issue? Drop us a note and a link at press@spsp.org.

They’re out there—if we can find them via Politico

Julianne Holt-Lunstad is quoted in a feature story on healthcare, social isolation, and public health in Maine.

How the Chargers' Move to Los Angeles Affects the Padres via The Atlantic

Ed Hirt is quoted in a story on how San Diego fans’ perception of themselves and their city is at stake as sports teams move to new cities

Why We Shut Ourselves Off From Opposing Viewpoints via Pacific Standard

Tom Jacobs quotes several members as he writes about new research that points to some deep-seated psychological reasons we prefer to retreat into our ideological silos.

Why You Trust Email Way More Than You Should via Science of Us

Reporter Matthew Hutson qoutes Nick Epley on some of our email and in-person coommunication anxieties.

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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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