Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Nov 15, 2019

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 15, 2019

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From romance to workplaces to hypocrisy, 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

People with History of Casual Sex May Struggle More in Committed Relationships via Character and Context

Help, My Boss is Competitive! via Character and Context

What Happens when the Mascot is Racist? via Character and Context

Too Neurotic to Retire? via Character and Context

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McDonald’s Fired Its CEO for Sleeping with an Employee – Research Shows Why Even Consensual Office Romances can be a Problem from SPSP OpEd recipient Vanessa K. Bohns, via The Conversation

Is Your Lover Insecure? A Simple Question Could Transform Your Romantic Relationship from SPSP OpEd recipient Joanne Wood, via The Conversation

Corruption Is Contagious via Scientific American

Can Empathic Concern Actually Increase Political Polarization? via Scientific American

Solving the Problem of “Obviousness” with Prediction Platforms via Behavioral Scientist

In the News

Research: It is more permissible to jokingly disparage a group if you belong to it via University of Queensland

Does living in a walkable neighborhood give people a boost up the economic ladder? via WAMU

Older adults find greater well-being in smaller social networks, study finds via Medical Xpress

How to — Literally — Sound more confident and persuasive via The New York Times

Why we continue to believe false Information even after we’ve learned it’s not true via BPS Research Digest

New study shows how male allies can combat sexism—or contribute to it via Rice University

Why old people will always complain about young people via Vox

When do children begin to recognize hypocrisy? via University of Chicago

Psychological study of “Moral Grandstanding” helps explain why social media is so toxic via Research Digest

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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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