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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 Gurit E. Birnbaum and Harry T. Reis
Couple on date
Being in a sexy mood can change how far people go to impress a prospective romantic partner.

by Orpha de Lenne
Illustration of different men and women holding smartphones with images of boyfriends and girlfriends
Using social media makes some people in romantic relationships realize that there are many other fish in the sea.

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Leadership, laughter, and love: read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology...

by Brett Pelham
Mother holding umbrella over child under stormy sky
Most people believe that their fellow human beings are inherently selfish. But recent research suggests that we human beings are a lot kinder and more helpful than most people think.

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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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