Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Jan 11, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 11, 2019

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Welcome 2019. We're back with our weekly roundup of news, blogs, and tweets. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

On the Blogs

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

In the News

What’s Behind the Confidence of the Incompetent? This Suddenly Popular Psychological Phenomenon via The Washington Post

Americans Are Becoming Less Racist and Homophobic, According To New Research via Pacific Standard

Your Flaws Are Probably More Attractive Than You Think They Are via The Atlantic

People with Low Self-esteem Tend To Seek Support in Ways That Backfire via PsyPost

How Do Body Cameras Influence Our Judgment Of Blame? via Pacific Standard

Twitter Study Confirms The Power Of “Affect Labelling”  via Research Digest

Sex Comes Before Romance in Modern Relationships via The Daily Mail


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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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