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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Jeremy A. Frimer
Research busts a cultural myth.

by Liam Satchell
Two men shaking hands
It takes less than 5 minutes of interacting to improve a first impression.

by Kennon Sheldon
Figure walking into horizon
Hint: Your subconscious may know, even if you don’t

by Mariëlle Stel and Eric van Dijk
Woman and man with back to one another; woman looking over her shoulder
Do you want to be better at detecting lies? The key is to ask yourself what emotions the other person is feeling.

by Christopher D. Petsko
Black man and Hispanic man
According to recent research, the answer is “yes.”

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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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