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COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories: Who Believes These Bonkers Stories?

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A world-wide study takes a look at the kinds of people who tend to believe conspiracy theories about the pandemic.

Conscientious Children Do Better in School

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Teaching children to be responsible, persistent, and careful might be the key to their academic success, as early as 4th grade.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 13, 2019

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See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI September 20, 2019

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We're back, and publishing every other week here on Character and Context. This week's digital edition is extra full, since it's capturing two editions in one. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI roundup.

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. 

Bullies - Offenders or Defenders?

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Contrary to what many people think, bullies are not usually compensating for low self-esteem.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI May 10, 2019

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Mud mountains, charitable giving, and the royal baby all make an appearance in this week's roundup. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. 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. 

Why You Shouldn’t Tell Your Kids They’re Smart or Talented

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If you want your kids to become great at something, the last thing you should do is to keep telling them they’re great at something.

Are You Hitting Your Limit, or Getting Stronger? The Power of Reinterpreting Mental Effort

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Listen to your elders, they say. Well, I wasn’t sure what to think when as a seven-year-old I sat in the kitchen and listened to my grandpa. On the table in front of us was a big bag of assorted candy. He polished them all off, piece after piece. “Does Mom know about this?” I sat there wondering. As though sensing my disbelief, he explained with a slightly defensive but definitive tone, “I have a sweet tooth.” I was perplexed. Was a sweet tooth something you “had”? Was it permanent? Did I have one?

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