Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Nov 29, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 29, 2019

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From happiness to envy, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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On the Blogs and OpEds

Equality Makes Same-Sex Couples Happy via Character and Context

What Makes Societies Happier? via Character and Context

My Primary Identity is Being a Parent via Character and Context

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The Unexpected Benefits of Pursuing a Passion Outside of Work via Harvard Business Review

Do We Actually Grow from Adversity via The Conversation

How Video Games Can Teach Us to Play Well with Others via Scientific American

The Costs of Code-Swtching via Harvard Business Review

Reasoning Behind a Veil of Ignorance [Opinion] via The Boston Globe

To Fight Polarization, Ask, "How Does That Policy Work?" via Behavioral Scientist

Why Gratitude is Wasted on Thanksgiving via The New York Times


On the SPSP NewsCenter

Husbands’ Stress Increases if Wives Earn More Than 40 Per Cent of Household Income via University of Bath

Asking If Behavior Can Be Changed on Climate Crisis via UMASS Amherst

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