Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Sep 27, 2020

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI September 28, 2020

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From the office to the outdoors, read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this ICYMI roundup.

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On the Blogs and Op-Eds

Chameleons at Employment: How Job Applicants Fake It to Fit in via Character and Context

A Guilty Look? Overcoming First Impressions in the Courtroom via Character and Context

Delete the Past? Not so Fast. How Technology Complicates the Breakup Process via Character and Context

Why Coming Up With Effective Interventions To Address COVID-19 Is So Hard via FiveThirtyEight

When Good People Do Nothing via Psychology Today

More Neurotic, Less Agreeable, Less Conscientious: how Job Insecurity Shapes Your Personality via The Conversation

Does More Money Really Make Us More Happy? via Harvard Business Review

Microaggressions Aren’t Just Innocent Blunders – New Research Links Them with Racial Bias via The Conversation

From the SPSP News Center 

People’s Life Goals Relate to Their Personality, UC Davis Study Suggests (Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin) via UC Davis

Study: White Americans still vastly overestimate racial progress (Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin) via Northwestern University

In the News

How to make friends as an adult via Psych Aeon

The surprising benefits of talking to strangers via BBC Future

Carol Dweck on nurturing students' growth mindsets through protest and pandemic via Education Week

Phone calls create stronger bonds than text-based communications via University of Texas, Austin

When causing harm Is unavoidable, we prefer to cause more harm for more benefits rather than less harm for ewer via Research Digest

Researchers trace the outlines of two cultures within science via PhysOrg/Indiana University

Why nobody feels rich: The psychology of inequality via Hidden Brain

Persuasive messages with ulterior motives are more effective when they reinforce a person’s prior attitude via PsyPost

Why do people vote the way they do? Unhappiness, says MIT Sloan behavioral scientist, outweighs all other factors via MIT

Which human experiences are universal? via Research Digest

How being in nature can spur personal growth via Greater Good

People who are high in vulnerable narcissism are more likely to feel shame on a daily basis via PsyPost

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