Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Dec 07, 2018

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 7, 2018

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Catch up on this week's posts on hate, personality, and why cookie monster is the best muppet.

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Check out more posts from around the web: Social and Personality Psychology Blog Roll

In the News

Why millennials will always love “Call Me Maybe,” according to psychology via Quartz

What people want from relationships influences how they flirt, study finds via PsyPost

Narcissists less likely to support democracy: Study via Economic Times

As married couples age, humor replaces bickering via Medical Xpress

Hide your phone when you’re trying to work. Seriously. via the New York Times

Study shows Americans are meaner on Twitter than Canadians via NPR

Here's what qualifies as a 'Healthy Personality,' according to science via Mind Body Green

Psychology’s replication crisis has made the field better via FiveThirtyEight

What psychology experiments tell you about why people deny facts via The Economist


Podcast 98: Understanding Weight Stigma Research Part One (with Jeffrey Hunger)

The Black Goat:This Time Could Be Different (with Fiona Fidler)

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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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