Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Mar 30, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI March 30, 2018

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On the Blogs

Kimberly Barsamian Kahn covers research expanding on the shooter bias effect 
Gender Diversity Alone Is Not Enough via Character & Context
Elisa Rapadas covers some of the research from #SPSP2018's "Women in High Places: Helping or Hurting Other Women?" session. 
Colin Klein, Peter Clutton, & Vince Polito utilize “big data” approaches to understand conspiracy theorists.
How to Think about "Implicit Bias" via Scientific American Mind
"Amidst a controversy, it’s important to remember that implicit bias is real—and it matters," argue Keith Payne, Laura Niemi, & John M. Doris.
Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable — and That’s Why They Perform Better via Harvard Business Review
David Rock, Heidi Grant, & Jacqui Grey cover the connections between diversity and performance in the workplace

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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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