3Qs: A fresh perspective on what makes character

A new book from North­eastern pro­fessor of psy­chology David DeSteno and coau­thor Pier­carlo Valdesolo (a fellow at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and grad­uate of Northeastern’s PhD pro­gram in psy­chology), chal­lenges the idea that char­acter and morality are devel­oped from a young age and explores why people act the way they do. The book, “Out of Char­acter: Sur­prising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us,” was released on May 3.