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Character studies

How do individuals attribute dispositional properties, or traits, to others? A study suggests that associative learning processes underlie aspects of trait learning at both neural and behavioral levels.

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Hsu, M., Jenkins, A. Character studies. Nat Neurosci 18, 1198–1199 (2015).

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