Character  &  Context

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

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI September 21, 2018

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This week: deep dives on micro-cheating, personality types and the 'real you.' See what else you may have missed online.

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On the Blogs

 
 
Welcome to Retirement. Who Am I Now?  via Working Knowledge
 
Check out more posts from around the web: Social and Personality Psychology Blog Roll
 

In the News

The ‘real you’ is a myth – we constantly create false memories to achieve the identity we want  via The Conversation

Personality traits may help predict holiday spending  via PsychCentral

Walter Mischel, 88, psychologist famed for marshmallow test, dies  via The New York Times

What is 'micro-cheating'? And does it really count?  via NBC News

People like you more than you think, a new study suggests  via Time

Do you dehumanize members of groups you don’t like?  via Psychology Today

Why you don't really have a 'type'  via BBC Future

The danger of judging scientists by what they discover  via Scientific American

Black space, white blindness  via Slate

Voting for the losing side can affect your performance at work  via Phys.org

Scientists identify four personality types via The Washington Post

Can you spot dishonesty in a politician’s face?  via PsychCentral

Who likes to be alone? Not introverts, according to a new paper on personality and the experience of solitude  via Research Digest

Are Trump's tweets self-defeating?  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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