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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Mark Leary, Editor, Character and Context
Explore some of the fascinating new research coming out of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

by Anton Gollwitzer
Image of a man walking alone on a road
Psychologists have long known that experiencing inconsistent attention and affection makes us anxious about future relationships. Only recently, though, has such inconsistent treatment by other people been shown to change our reactions to irregularities more generally.

by Juliana E. French
Man sitting on soaf holding remote control and bowl of popcorn looking indecisive about what to watch
People who strive to make the best choices in life may be vulnerable to experiencing discontent in their relationships.

by Joanne Bagshaw
Man in bed alone with laptop
Both pornography use and male sexual problems have increased in the modern internet era. But it’s not clear that using porn leads to sexual dysfunction.

by Alysson E. Light
Illustration of two groups of people engaged in a tug of war
What the number of dots on a screen, your taste in abstract art, and a boys’ summer camp can tell us about party division and unity.

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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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