Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Jan 18, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 18, 2019

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Highlights this week include the roots of anger, what morality does to humor, and the science of statistics anxiety. 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. 

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

Cut to the Chase: Can Sex Help Start a Relationship? via University of Rochester

Happiness is Contagious. Let’s Spread Some Joy Germs via Care2

People with High Moral Standards Less Likely to be Funny via The Independent

Genetically Modified Food Opponents Know Less Than They Think, Research Finds via PhsyOrg

'Statistics Anxiety' Is Real, and New Research Suggests Targeted Ways to Handle It via PhysOrg

The Real Roots of American Rage via The Atlantic

How Different Cultures Shape Children’s Personalities in Different Ways via The Washington Post


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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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