Character  &  Context

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

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI October 18, 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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In the News

Podcast: Screaming into the void: How outrage is hijacking our culture, and our minds via Hidden Brain

Our creative ideas are viewed as a window into our true selves via PsyPost

Children associate white, but not black, men with 'brilliant' stereotype, new study finds via New York University

Spending more time on your hobbies can boost confidence at work — if they are sufficiently different from your job via Research Digest

The self-confidence tipping point via The Atlantic

Under time pressure, people tell us what we want to hear via APS

Good habits, bad habits: A conversation with Wendy Wood via Behavioral Scientist 

New psychology study identifies ‘hypo-egoic nonentitlement’ as a central feature of humility via PsyPost

To better understand racial trauma, expert says we must also acknowledge skin tone via University of Missouri

Happy spouse, healthy you via Health Day

How partisan hate leads people to believe lies via PsychCentral


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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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