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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Chad Mortensen
People are unlikely to conform to a small group… unless the small group is growing, and this fact can be used to promote pro-environmental behavior.

by Mohsen Joshanloo
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How much you use your feelings to judge the quality of your life may depend on whether your country is mostly religious or secular.

by Brett Pelham
woman wearing hijab in the mirror
Telling ourselves the right personal stories can make us all become more like the “Little Engine that Could.”

by Christopher Cannon
Luxury Watches
Luxury brands are highly sought-after status symbols, but they may be making you less likeable and employable.

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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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