Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Sep 07, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI September 7, 2018

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This week's round-up includes an op-ed on the power of colloboration and integrated thinking. See what else you may have missed online.

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In the News

The five dimensions of curiosity  via Harvard Business Review

Study finds you act most like 'you' in a time crunch  via Medical Xpress

Why your desk job is so damn exhausting  via Vox

A doctor’s reassurance speeds healing from an allergic reaction  via Stanford News

The profound importance of having “couples friends”  via Fatherly

Ready, steady, pout … how selfies can help you climb the social ladder  via The Guardian

To cope with stress, try learning something new  via Harvard Business Review 

Trigger warnings and safe spaces: The coddling debate on college campuses  via WBUR/On Point

4 ways to become a better person, according to a social psychologist  via

How power changes the CEO brain  via CNN Money

A spendthrift 5-year-old? Researchers say yes  via The Wall Street Journal

Helping others is good for you, especially when your target is specific via Medical Daily

Being reminded of your political bubble can stop you from breaking out  via Ars Technica

Urban Meyer, Ohio State football, and how leaders ignore unethical behavior  via Harvard Business Review 

Could open marriages save monogamy?  via Fatherly

This is the age when your self-esteem peaks  via The Cut

The God of small things  via Medical Xpress

When is it ok to tell a well-meaning lie?  via Harvard Business review

Research suggests exposure to multiculturalism prompts people to inflate the importance of race  via Pacific Standard

To cultivate a mindfulness practice, you need to do just that: Practice  via Behavioral Scientist

People really underestimate the power of saying 'thank you'  via Medical Daily

The “experiential advantage” is not universal – the less well-off get equal or more happiness from buying things  via Research Digest

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