Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Oct 04, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI October 4, 2019

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

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On the Blogs

As an Act of Self-disclosure, Workplace Creativity Can Be Risky Business from Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

In the News

Some Personality Traits Are Easier To Change Than Others via Forbes

Your Level Of “Planfulness” Could Determine How Often You Visit The Gym via Research Digest

The Most Dangerous Way to Lose Yourself via The Atlantic

The Underdog Effect via The Psychologist 

The Science Behind Why People Gossip—And When It Can Be a Good Thing via Time

A Nation Divided: U.S. Politics Taking Physical, Emotional Toll On Americans via StudyFinds

People Make Personality Judgments Based on the Sounds of Their Names via MinnPost

Study Suggests that Many Conflicts Could be Avoided with More Deliberation via University of Chicago

When People Close To Us Behave Immorally, We Are Inclined To Protect Them — Even If Their Crimes Are Particularly Heinous via Research Digest

Do Lots of Chats with Strangers or a Few Deep Conversations with Friends Make you Happier? via Quartz

Try This Now: Do Something Fun You’ve Already Done Before via Thrive

Is The World an Exciting or a Terrifying Place? Your Answer can Powerfully Shape Your Life and Your Political Views via The Washington Post

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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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