Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Jan 04, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 4, 2019

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Bias, relationships, and resolutions dominate our first roundup of 2019.

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On the Blogs

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

From the News Center

Research Shows Biases Against Immigrants With Non-Anglicized Names in Social Psychological and Personality Science
Coverage includes The Atlantic, Times of India, and
Online Mirrors: Video Bloggers and Viewers Share Emotions in Social Psychological and Personality Science
Coverage includes BustlePsychology Today, and Ladders.


In the News

What We Learned in 2018: Science via The New York Times

The 5 Years That Changed Dating via The Atlantic

The 5 Most Important Things Science Learned About Happiness Last Year via INC

What Research Says About Sticking To New Year's Resolutions via Pacific Standard

The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter via The New York Times

Female — but Not Male — Friends Are Increasingly Derogated As the Number of Their Sexual Partners Increases via PsyPost

Why Marrying Out of Your League Could Increase Divorce Risk via Fatherly

How Children Interact with Digital Media via The Economist

Intellectual Humility: The Importance of Knowing You Might Be Wrong via Vox

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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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