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Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
by Nadav Klein
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.

by Jacqueline M. Chen
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Are Asian-White biracials mostly White or mostly Asian? It depends on who you ask.

by Brett Pelham
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Studies of how well kids are able to delay gratification when offered marshmallows yield some surprising messages about how both character and context shape behavior.

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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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