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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Mitsuru Shimizu and Brett Pelham
People in the United States are less likely than usual to die on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day – the two days of the year on which most Americans get to be with loved ones.

by Chad Mortensen
World Global Ecology International Meeting
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 René T. Proyer and Kay Brauer
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Your playfulness relates to your and, in some cases, your partner’s relationship satisfaction.

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Fashion advice, dating advice, and a thread on being at the wrong place for a conference. See what...

by Monica Biernat
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Why might a woman be told she did a “great job” at work yet be passed over for raises or a promotion? She may have been the victim of shifting standards.

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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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