Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Sep 15, 2017

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI September 15, 2017

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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, email us, or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

Clarissa Cortland and Maureen Craig ask, "what predicts when minority groups are more likely to support each other?"
Daniel Goleman and Matthew Lippincott cover the complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive performance.
How to Fix the Person You Love via Grey Matter
Eli Finkel writes on marriage, love and growth, in this week's New York Times.
Francesca Gino explores how women and nonwhites are penalized for their efforts to improve diversity. 
"Grit is a case study for the dangers of publicizing new research," argues Art Markman.
Leslie McCall and Jennifer Richeson discuss the how beliefs on inequality, economics, and opportunity affect attitudes and policies.

In SPSP's News Center

A new study from the University of British Columbia, Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School has found that new university students consistently think their peers have more friends and spend more time socializing than they do. Coverage highlights: Today, Quartz, and NPR.

In the News

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? via International Business Times
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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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