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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Leigh S. Wilton
Indifference to the rights of women and transgender people may lie in a certain way of thinking about gender.

by Jennifer Lay
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Spending time by ourselves is not always pleasant or healthy but, when used wisely, solitude can be restorative or can at least help us to think.

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See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI...

by Jacqueline Chen and Kate Ratliff
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Is the belief that most people have strong character traits linked to higher prejudice? Yes, but the prejudice may sometimes be positive rather than negative.

by Brett Pelham
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Bill von Hippel’s clever and provocative book, The Social Leap, will tell you how we came to be human – and how you can become happier, healthier, and a little more humane.

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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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