Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Aug 04, 2017

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI August 4, 2017

Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets 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 Blogs

In this excerpt from the Behavirohist, Hunter Gehlbach discusses new research on cognitive bias.
Jean Twenge writes a feature on teens, technology, and mental health for the September issue of the Atlantic.
Gail Heyman covers her research on children’s thinking processes when they were first figuring out how to deceive other people.
Rachel Meng, Youjung Jun, and Gita V. Johar test "how the context in which we process information affects our willingness to verify ambiguous claims."
Kevin Gannon on the higher education job market.

In SPSP's News Center

Engagement with the arts can help societies counter economic, cultural and political divisions, new research coordinated by psychologists at the University of Kent shows. Coverage includes The Pacific Standard and The Daily Mail.

In the News

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On Twitter

Between SIPS and APA, there’s plenty to catch up on. Check out #SIPS2017 and #APA2017 to see what you missed.

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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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