Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Apr 06, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI April 6, 2017

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Sara Peters talks language, texting, and humor in this shared post from the Conversation.
Alecia Carter argues, "Addressing women’s visibility at a local level early in the career pipeline could, hopefully, help to address the larger problem of gender imbalance in academia at later stages."
Carmen Sanchez and David Dunning's research focuses on overconfidence as people tackle new challenges and learn. 
"In striving for greater happiness, it is crucial to keep in mind that the very behaviors that may sometimes undermine our efforts are those that we need to harness to increase our happiness," write Megan M. Fritz and Sonja Lyubomirsky.

From SPSP News

Judges may be just as biased or even more biased than the general public in deciding court cases where traditional gender roles are challenged, according to a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
The Secret to Being a Secret-keeper via University of Queensland
If you want to be told a secret you're better off being assertive and compassionate rather than enthusiastic and polite, according to University of Queensland researchers. The study is published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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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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