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People are remarkable at processing human faces. In a split second, one can recognize a person’s gender, race, or emotions. However, this expertise only works when the faces belong to one’s own racial group. Known...

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A busy news week means relevant material ahead; read what you may have missed online.

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When I was a kid I was always fascinated by genie-in-the-bottle scenarios, where people could choose three wishes....

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On the eve of Election Day, a look at how to be a better voter and the science...

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It’s fall, and universities and colleges have opened their doors for a new academic year and application cycle,...

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Character & Context is the blog of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). With more than 7,500 members, SPSP is the largest organization of social psychologists and personality psychologists in the world.   

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