Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
May 25, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI May 25, 2018

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This week's roundup features the latest on motivation, bias, daydreaming, and personality 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.

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"How far would you be willing to go for your favorite afternoon snack?," asks Katelyn Carr.
Why it matters when the president calls people, even violent gang members, ‘animals’ via The Washington Post
"Dehumanization is associated with hostility and antagonistic behavior, and it's not the same as dislike," writes Emile Bruneau.
Nine pitfalls of research misconduct via Nature
Academic leaders must audit departments for flaws and strengths, then tailor practices to build good behaviour, say C. K. Gunsalus and Aaron D. Robinson.
Linda Chang and Mina Cikara discuss their research that reveals "how we think about and evaluate people is not immutable; it depends on the context in which we’re evaluating them."
Go beyond bias training via Nature
Ambiguity in expectations and evaluations harms progress, say Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and colleagues.

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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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