Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Apr 27, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI April 27, 2018

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This week's roundup covers leadership, future selves, health decisions, and many more topics. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

Lauren Howe covers research exploring how can we motivate people to contribute to a brighter future for themselves.
Hakeem Jefferson and Neil Lewis, Jr (an SPSP Op-ed grant recipient) argue the need for scientific involvement in order "to know if the millions of dollars invested in diversity training programs actually produced meaningful returns." 
Why Too Much Experience Can Backfire via  Scientific American
"Sometimes expertise gets in the way of making the right call," writes 
Francesca Gino.
Jennifer Richler describes what the transition from academia looked like for her as she moved into a career focused on editing.
These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40 via Harvard Business Review
Miriam Gensowski looks "at the connection between personality traits and lifetime earnings among men at different ages."
Vanessa K. Bohns and Lauren DeVincent discuss thier findings from a soon to be published article in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

In the News

Why Pretty Girls Get Bullied via Psychology Today

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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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