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Character  &  Context

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

Humor, favors, and revenge; read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

by Olga Stavrova
Young woman using a telescope to look into the sky
I predict we’re going to have a snowy winter. Do you think I want it to snow?

by Dan Asfar and Janneke K. Oostrom
A group of refugees at Language training session with instructor
When people migrate to a new nation where they must learn a new language, many factors influence their linguistic success.

by Colin Hesse
Young man on his laptop in bed next to his partner who is sleeping.
People view pornography for many reasons, but one is to deal with a shortage of affection.

by Amanda Ravary, Mark W. Baldwin, and Jennifer A. Bartz
Plus size model in black short dress saying hush and posing at pink background
Women’s gut-level attitudes that “fat is bad” are influenced by body-shaming messages.

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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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