Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Apr 12, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI April 12, 2019

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This week's roundup includes pieces on pay gaps, gratefulness, and why couples seem to look alike. Read on for the latest in social and personality psychology news and research. 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

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

In the News

Should animals, plants, and robots have the same rights as you? via Vox

Moral outrage in the digital age with Molly Crockett via The Psychology Podcast

Findings from the first ever multi-institutional survey of faculty retention & exit [Infographic] via Harvard

Why do so many couples look alike? Here’s the psychology behind the weird phenomenon via Time

Beyond Biden: How close is too close? via The New York Times

New findings about why some people fall for fake news and pseudo-profound b.s. via PhysOrg

Insecurities may drive people to save more via Medical Xpress

Researchers working to prevent sexual harassment in scientific field settings via PhysOrg

All that stuff about birth order? Forget it via The Herald Tribune

Police stops unintentionally increase criminal behavior in black and Latino youths via PhysOrg

"Hyperscans” Show how brains sync as people interact via Scientific American

How faking positivity can push service-industry workers to drink 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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