Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Nov 30, 2018

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 30, 2018

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Catch up on what you might have missed in this two-week roundup on thankfulness, political leanings, stereotypes, replication, and words. In the twitter section we include links to a recent #SPSPchat, and more information for an upcoming Rstats webinar from SPSP.

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On the Blogs

Check out more posts from around the web: Social and Personality Psychology Blog Roll

In the News

Celebrity endorsements help doubters accept the truth of evolution via Pacific Standard

Psychology’s replication crisis Is running out of excuses via The Atlantic

Replication failures in psychology not due to differences in study populations via Nature

The science of gratitude: How being thankful makes us happier via WBUR

What single word defines who you are? via BBC Future

Digital offense: Anonymity dulls our moral outrage via PhysOrg

Why the announcement of a looming white minority makes demographers nervous via The New York Times

Sexist men get aggressive when they think women want to control them: Study via Newsweek

Why we stereotype strangers via The Wall Street Journal

Parents: Take a timeout before you force your child to apologize via MedicalXpress

New research finds there is no “right thing” to say when you want to be supportive via Research Digest

Why it’s so hard to get people to care about mass suffering via Vox

When a city feels good, people take more risks via PhysOrg

Suppressing negative feelings around kids may be wrong advice via PsychCentral

White liberals dumb themselves down when they speak to black people, a new study contends via The Washington Post


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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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