Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Aug 09, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI August 9, 2019

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See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI roundup.

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On the Blogs

Why Do Teenagers Expect People to Reject Them? via Character & Context - 1 of 5 new posts

Stop Blaming Video Games for Mass Killings via The Conversation 

The Technology of Kindness via Scientifc American

Does Technology Spell Doom for Close Relationships? by SPSP Oped Recipient Omri Gillath via Scientific American 

Visit our Social and Personality Psychology Blog Roll to check out more posts from around the web. 

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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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