Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Oct 12, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI October 12, 2018

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A new study suggests there is a financial cost to being kind . See what else you may have missed online.

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In the News

Why we think businesses are out to get us  via The Conversation

How men get penalized for straying from masculine norms  via Harvard Business Review

Women much less likely to ask questions in academic seminars than men  via University of Cambridge

Do nice people fare worse financially?  via Forbes

Why is behavioral economics so popular?  via The New York Times

When the going gets tough, have a nap  via BBC Future

Researchers think they know why nice guys finish last  via Mother Jones

Life advice: Don’t find your passion  via Scientific American

7 habits of people who make friends easily  via Stylecaster

Perspective-taking doesn’t help you understand what others want  via Harvard Business Review

The age of envy: How to be happy when everyone else's life looks perfect  via The Guardian

"My-side bias" makes it difficult for us to see the logic in arguments we disagree with  via Research Digest

No, civility is not yet dead in politics  via BBC Future

Can mindfulness make us kinder?  via Psychology Today

'Bystander effect' and sexual assault: What the research says  via Medical Xpress

Shame may feel awful but new cross-cultural evidence shows it is fundamental to our survival  via Research Digest

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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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