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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Nov 16, 2018

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 16, 2018

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From stress to lying to empathy, check out this week's posts and news stories.

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

In the News

The power of empathy via InPsych (written by Adam Gerace)

Age stereotypes a problem for older employees via PhysOrg

The psychology of how someone becomes radicalized via The Gazette

Does stress eating actually make you less stressed? via Vox

People are “consistently inconsistent” in how they reason about controversial scientific topics via Research Digest

Eye contact reduces lying via Medical Xpress

Even two-year-olds can tell the difference between a leader and a bully via Research Digest

Meta-analysis finds little evidence for the Macbeth effect via BPS News


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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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