Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Aug 11, 2017

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI August 11, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

Psychologists Go to War via Character & Context
In this excerpt from the the Behavioral Scientist, John Greenwood covers the history of psychologists and the army.
Mark J Perry provides snapshots of responses from several researchers to the "Google Memo."
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on how personality research provides valuable lessons in predicting an individual’s ability to negotiate effectively. 
Rachel Meng, Youjung Jun, and Gita V. Johar test how the context in which we process information affects our willingness to verify ambiguous claims. 
Sally Adams, Christine Griffin, and Paula Smith asked students about their attitudes to being hungover – and the psychological and social effects on their lives.

In SPSP's News Center

Researchers discovered that people with supportive spouses were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges and that those who accepted the challenges experienced more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being and better relationship functioning months later. 

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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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