Attitudes of the selfless: Explaining political orientation with altruism

  title={Attitudes of the selfless: Explaining political orientation with altruism},
  author={Ingo Zettler and Benjamin E. Hilbig},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},

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  • Psychology
    Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc
  • 2008
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