Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
May 31, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI May 31, 2019

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Our perceptions and understanding often don't match up, as you'll see in several findings disucssed in ths week's ICYMI. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. 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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In the News

Why you should try to be a little more scarce via The New York Times

Housework is the big, hairy, sexist elephant in the room via The Irish Times

The psychology behind why few of us feel rich via CBC

Why high-class people get away with incompetence via The New York Times

Some upper-class people believe they’re smarter than they really are, say social scientists via

How to keep long distance friendships alive & well via Refinery29

How is prejudice formed In young minds? via WBEZ

Why Mastercard’s chief inclusion officer hates unconscious-bias training via Quartz at Work

Alison Ledgerwood: How can we reframe setbacks in a positive light? via NPR/TED Radio Hour

Socializing while lonely can actually make us feel worse via Inlander

Do you have a horrible boss? How to identify the ‘dark triad’ of psychopathic traits via MarkeWatch


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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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