Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Dec 21, 2018

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 21, 2018

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Why do we avoid chores, how do we deal with people we don't like, and more gift advice ahead in this final roundup of 2018.

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On the Blogs

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In the News

How toxic ideas about masculinity corrode the workplace via CNN Business

Women and girls less likely to be considered for 'brainy' tasks – study via The Guardian

How to train your brain to like people who annoy you via Fast Company

How to give gifts that everyone loves, according to science via Considerable

Being friends with your boss has a downside via Quartz at work

The unfortunate tenacity of the most common piece of litter via Mashable

Sexist men may think they have less power in relationships via Brainstorm

Can't put down the phone? How smartphones are changing our brains — and lives via NBC

Why people wait 10 days to do something that takes 10 minutes via The Atlantic

Sometimes a failure to replicate a study isn’t a failure at all via Scicurious

Self-perception and reality seem to line-up when it comes to judging our own personality via Medical Xpress

The underlying psychology of political radicalism via Pacific Standard


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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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