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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Joseph Reiff and Hal Hershfield
Is it better to think that you’ll change as time goes by or to think that you’ll stay mostly the same?

by René Dailey
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Some people can’t seem to decide whether to stay together or break up. Is their personality to blame?

by Jennifer Eck
Young woman sits with coworkers
Ostracized people have an advantage in detecting lies when it is particularly important for them to distinguish deceptive from truthful statements.

by Shaul Oreg
Colorful paper chain people on blue background
From birthday parties to traffic jams, almost everything that happens to you can be described through six basic characteristics.

by Neophytos Georgiou
Man in tinfoil helmet and hypnotizing glasses
People believe a lot of wild ideas, but what makes conspiracy theory beliefs so alluring and enduring?

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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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