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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Sandi Schwartz
Discover why affectionate contact between parents and children is critical to children’s positive growth—and see what parents can do to build hugs into their daily routines.

by Adrian Lueders
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We may have trouble counteracting prejudice towards refugees until people stop relying only on media that supports their existing views.

by Jehan Sparks
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Do you think older people are more negative and stuck in their ways than younger people? Think again.

by Artur Nilsson
Man shouting through bullhorn blah blah
The link between people’s political views and how likely they are to fall for nonsense is more complicated than previously thought.

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?

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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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