Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Dec 13, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 13, 2019

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

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On the Blogs and OpEds

Small gestures, big impact: Feeling loved increases well-being via StudyFinds

Eureka moments have a “Dark Side”: They can make false facts seem Ttue via Research Digest

Comment threads can influence climate change attitudes by altering perceived consensus via PsyPost

The empathy option: Digging into the science of how and why we choose to be empathetic via Medical Xpress

What’s next for psychology’s embattled field of social priming via Nature

In a split second, clothes make the man more competent in the eyes of others via Princeton University 

Me me me! How narcissism changes throughout life via Michigan State

How can you conquer ordinary, everyday sadness? Think of it as a person via The Guardian 

Teacher bias devalues math skills of girls and students of color, research finds via Physorg

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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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