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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Mariëlle Stel and Eric van Dijk
Do you want to be better at detecting lies? The key is to ask yourself what emotions the other person is feeling.

by Christopher D. Petsko
Black man and Hispanic man
According to recent research, the answer is “yes.”

by Karen Blair
Couple with Disapproving Friend
Which matters more to our relationships: the opinions of our friends or families? The answer may surprise you!

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Having enough time, selfies, and trust all make an appearance in this week's roundup. See what else you...

by Paul Nail, Joan Simon, and Elson Bihm
Man with Megaphone
Contrary to what many people think, bullies are not usually compensating for low self-esteem.

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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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