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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Brett Pelham and Curtis Hardin
A classic study in social psychology revealed that we cannot always trust our perceptions. Nonetheless, there are some good ways to uncover the truth. And doing so might help us reduce political polarization.

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From romance to workplaces to hypocrisy, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and...

by Michael A. Busseri
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People’s beliefs about how satisfying their life will be over time may be an illusion.

by Roy B.L. Sijbom, Jonas W.B. Lang, and Frederik Anseel
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Competitive leaders put employees at risk of burnout.

by Marie-Catherine Mignault & Lauren J. Human
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The best way to reveal yourself is to consistently be yourself.

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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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