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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Olga Stavrova
Having a happy spouse may add years to your life.

by Jacqueline M. Chen
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Are Asian-White biracials mostly White or mostly Asian? It depends on who you ask.

by Brett Pelham
Young boy looking at plate of cookies
Studies of how well kids are able to delay gratification when offered marshmallows yield some surprising messages about how both character and context shape behavior.

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by John T. Jost
Building a wall against protesters
System justification theory explains why people sometimes fail to act on behalf of their own interests and deride those who protest against current conditions.

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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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