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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Michael Kardas
Allowing others to distribute resources can increase your chances of getting what you want.

by Brittany Jakubiak
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The simple act of touching one another when arguing can reduce stress and facilitate constructive ways of dealing with disagreements.

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by Jais Adam-Troian
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Want to be less susceptible to conspiracy theories? Simply remind yourself that you too are susceptible to conspiracy theories.

by Morten Moshagen, Benjamin Hilbig, and Ingo Zettler
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A single dark personality characteristic may underlie all antisocial, cruel, immoral, and unethical traits.

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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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