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Character  &  Context

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

Cabbage rolls, water bottles, and disappointment: See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI roundup.

by Lucius Caviola
man and woman with dog camping
Is there any connection between preferring dogs over pigs and preferring some social groups over others? Research on speciesism suggests that the answer is yes.

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

by Diana Orghian
Business people discussing in meeting room
When do stupid behaviors mean that someone is stupid? New research suggests that, when people do stupid things, we are more likely to cut them a break if they are powerful than if they are powerless.

by Stephanie A. Godleski
Unhappy Teenage Girl Being Gossiped About By School Friends
If you assume that other people will disappoint or reject you, the quality of your relationship with your parents and your parents’ relationship with each other could have played a role.

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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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