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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Laura E. Wallace
People with religious affiliations tend to live longer than those without.

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Dissonance, politics, and a change in children's drawings...see what you may have missed in the world of personality...

by Emmy van Esch and Stephen M. Colarelli
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New research uncovers a reason why you may not feel good at work.

by Nadav Klein
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Most people will fail to anticipate how quickly they will decide how much they like this blog. And this probably applies to many other judgments.

by Olga Stavrova
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Having a happy spouse may add years to your life.

About our Blog

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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