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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Natalie Daumeyer
When people believe discrimination was caused by unconscious bias they hold perpetrators less accountable.

by Ken Fujiwara
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Recent research shows that women are more physically “in synch” during conversations than men are.

by Mark Leary
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People's identities can separate them from others—or bring them together.

by Sami Yousif, Rosie Aboody and Frank Keil
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The fake news trap: The more something’s repeated, the more we believe it—regardless of whether it is true.

by Paul Hanel, Natalia Zarzeczna and Geoff Haddock
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How similar are your values to other people who share your political orientation? It may depend on whether your views are left-wing, moderate, or right-wing.

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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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