Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Mar 23, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI March 23, 2018

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We're here with another weekly roundup. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

In time for the World Happiness Report, Op-ed grant recipient Marie Helweg-Larsen writes on subjective well-being and hygge.
Bill Swann delves into the debate on gun control and gun rights, arguing that it's really an identity issue.
Jinseok Chun, Joel Brockner, and David De Cremer discuss their research on fairness, employee satisfaction, and improving the performance review process.
Today, computer scientists need to confront the weaponization of their work, argues Bryor Snefjella

In the News

A few of the many reports covering Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Privacy, Researchers, and Data.
(Google/Search any combination of the above words for the latest)
The Cambridge Analytica files via The Guardian UK
Enemy of privacy or just a whistleblower? via Times Higher Education
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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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