Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Feb 02, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI February 2, 2017

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6 more weeks of winter. This week's roundup covers vacations, parenthood, racism, and nostalgia. 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

Clara Wilkins discusses how "perceptions of bias – despite not being grounded in reality – can have real consequences."
Todd B. Kashdan argues travel should be used to get out of your comfort zone.
Gregory Thomas and Wouter Poortinga discuss their research on the legacy hypothesis, parenthood, and behavior.
[VIDEO] Stumbling Toward A More Just World | Julie Garcia | TEDxSanLuisObispo

In the News

Eyewitness Testimony May Only Be Credible Under These Circumstances via Science

Tolerant Tykes: Small Children Aren't Inherently Racist via Pacific Standard

Imagining a Successful Future Helps Students Manage Challenges and Stress via PsychCentral

How to Get Better at Being Jealous via The Cut

Study Reveals Why We Trust Some Strangers and Not Others via The Guardian (US)

The 'IKEA Effect' — And Getting Kids To Eat Their Veggies via NPR

New Research Shows How to Facilitate Social Courage via Psychology Today

Your Tax Refund And The Psychology Of A Windfall via Forbes

New Insights into Teen Risk-Taking via Research Digest

We Asked Generation Z to Pick a Name. It Wasn’t Generation Z. via New York Times

Conservatives' Love of Nostalgia Can Be Used To Promote Liberal Values via Pacific Standard

No, You’re Not in Love with Him, You Just Want to Be Him via GQ

The Bias Beneath: Two Decades of Measuring Implicit Associations via APS Observer



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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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