Attitudes of the selfless: Explaining political orientation with altruism

  title={Attitudes of the selfless: Explaining political orientation with altruism},
  author={I. Zettler and B. E. Hilbig},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  • I. Zettler, B. E. Hilbig
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Abstract Previous research on political orientations, which can be understood as one’s left- versus right-wing attitude, has shown that some personality factors yield explanatory power. In the current work, we consider the role of altruism – a personality construct which does not exclusively map onto one of the broad personality dimensions typically studied. Altruism was predicted to relate to left-wing attitudes due to an overlap regarding concerns for social equality, and a discrepancy… CONTINUE READING
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