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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Walter J. Sowden
What do you do when someone close to you commits an immoral act?

by Jacquie Vorauer
Black man soothing upset girlfriend
Empathic people who are trying to be empathic actually end up being less empathic.

by Robert W. Smith
Female Security guard
The simple act of wearing a uniform changes how we see employees and their company, as well as how we react to bad service.

by Mora A. Reinka
Tired Asian man standing near window in office
We know that people who are stigmatized experience poorer health. But why?

by Brett Pelham
Hand silhouette hold covid 19 virus. Logo of USA presidental Election 2020 in background.
COVID-19 may help Trump for two reasons: COVID-19 is killing many more people in blue states than in red states, and death promotes political conservatism.

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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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