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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Abigail Marsh
A big clue to how helpful you are may be found in an ancient mammalian brain area known as the amygdala.

by Mindi Price & Jessica Alquist
Mature couple sitting at kitchen table with laptop looking through financial papers,
Seniors’ self-control can be impaired by negative views of aging in our culture.

by Brian P. Don
African american man relaxing while sitting at desk with laptop
Mindfulness may improve close relationships by fostering the belief that relationships can grow and improve.

by Leah R. Halper and Colleen M. Cowgill
Group of seniors playing cards in retirement home with male caregiver looking on
Would you hire a man to be a caretaker? New research suggests that you might not.

by Sarah Lamer
Outlines of men and women
The arrangement of pictures on a magazine page can affect people’s stereotypes about women and men.

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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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