Capozza, D., Colledani, D., & Falvo, R.
The Dark Triad, humanity attributions, and behavioral inclinations toward outgroups
In the present study, we explored the relationship between the dark personalities (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism) and outgroup dehumanization. Four outgroups were considered, occupying a different position in the plane defined by the stereotypes of warmth and competence (see the stereotype content model). Participants (N = 800) completed an online questionnaire. Both subtle and blatant measures of humanity perceptions were used. As predicted, the three personalities were associated with outgroup dehumanization through the mediation of social dominance orientation. Dehumanizing perceptions, in turn, mediated the relationship between the Dark Triad and negative behavioral tendencies toward the outgroups. Practical implications of findings are discussed..
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 2019, Vol. 26, pp. 463-479, DOI: 10.4473/TPM26.3.10