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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Nadav Klein
Most people will fail to anticipate how quickly they will decide how much they like this blog. And this probably applies to many other judgments.

by Kaitlin Woolley
group of people eating otuside at a big table, some are men, some are women, young and old. boards of food and shared plates show people eating.
The popular trend of sharing food with everyone at the table increases how cooperative people act afterwards.

by By Sonja Lyubomirsky and Megan M. Fritz
portrait of a very happy, smiling man in sunglasses, leaning against a cheerful yellow wall
There are few things in life that people value more than happiness. Fortunately, the modern science of well-being is showing that—to a great degree— happiness is under our control.

by Mark Leary
words You & me on white background, Tic-tac-toe layout
The concept of "ego" is among the most confusing in psychology.

by Yitshak Alfasi
Colorful drawing of people in a fake city, one person stadning ona  giant hadn with a megphone, toehrs walking, giant money flies in part of the sky, confettis seems to hang in the air, a nearby group of houses is surrounded by trees and up arrows
Social media can make users unhappy with themselves and their lives.

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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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