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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Nicolas Roulin and Franciska Krings
When people apply for jobs that require them to take personality tests, they face a dilemma—be their true self, or fake it to make it?

by Nicholas Brody, Leah LeFebvre, and Kate Blackburn
Young man looking at smartphone
What should we do with all of our digital stuff following a breakup?

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Ancient sculptures, conspiracies, leadership, and closing doors: read what you may have missed in the world of personality...

by Kayla Sergent and Alex Stajkovic
Senior female political leader speaking at press conference
In times of crisis, many people seek out male leaders, but female governors have been excelling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Neophytos Georgiou
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A world-wide study takes a look at the kinds of people who tend to believe conspiracy theories about the pandemic.

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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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