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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Olga Stavrova and Michail Kokkoris
Having self-control not only promotes physical health and life satisfaction, it can foster a sense of meaning in life.

by Sarah Lamer
Outlines of men and women
The arrangement of pictures on a magazine page can affect people’s stereotypes about women and men.

by Ann-Christin Posten and Thomas Mussweiler
Young female tourist asking for directions and help from man
You will likely turn to yourself to answer this question.

by Heidi A. Vuletich
Image of pin on map of United States
Locations can be biased too.

by Emily Cross
Photo of man gripping arm of woman
Sexism is related to aggression toward women, but why?

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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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