Although relationships between temperament and political orientation are well established [1-2], it is unclear whether they are moderated by opinions on how we should execute our political ambitions, with or without regard to individual liberty. We examined whether prior relationships between personality and political orientation are replicated using a short-form measure of the Big Five, and whether the extent of these relationships differ when including the endorsement of totalitarian ideals in the same model. We also examined whether self-reported dominance was related to the endorsement of totalitarian ideals, which may develop recent theorizing on the role of agentic personality traits in alliance politics and leadership emergence.  Gerber et al. (2010). Am Political Sci Rev, 104, 111-133.  Hirsh et al. (2010). Pers Soc Psychol Bull, 36, 655-664  Watkins (2018). In Facial Displays of Leaders (Chapter).  van Vugt & Grabo (2015). Curr Dir Psychol Sci, 24, 484-489.  Judge & Bono (2000). J Appl Psychol, 85, 751-765.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Sep 2019|
|Event||6th International Conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies - Faculty of Science of the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 24 Sep 2019 → 27 Sep 2019
Conference number: 6
|Conference||6th International Conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies|
|Period||24/09/19 → 27/09/19|
Hollick, D. W., & Watkins, C. D. (2019). Trait openness and agreeableness are related to a left-leaning political orientation but are negatively related to the endorsement of totalitarian ideals. Poster session presented at 6th International Conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies, Prague, Czech Republic.