Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Mar 29, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI March 29, 2019

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Envy, education, and the real reason people procrastinate; just a few of the gems in this week's roundup. Read on for the latest in social and personality psychology news and research. 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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Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century via NPR

The Growth Mindset Problem via Aeon

Counting Other People's Blessings via Hidden Brain

How Does Taking a Break from Social Media Really Affect Your Mental Health? via The Post Athens

Peter Ditto: The Psychology of Political Polarization and Motivated Reasoning via Maine Public Radio

There Is Only Weak Evidence That Mirror Neurons Underlie Human Empathy – New Review And Meta-Analysis via Research Digest

Will the Mueller Report Change Anyone's Mind? via Pacific Standard

Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control) via The New York Times

Microaggression Study Shows Why You Can't Call Minorities "Hypersensitive" via Inverse

Teen Stress About Starting College Lower When They Feel More Independent: Study via ABC News

People Expect Feminist Women to Look Masculine and Feminist Men to Look Feminine via PsyPost

Why debts associated with poverty can cause long-lasting problems via ArsTechnica

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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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