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Who is Prejudiced, and Towards Whom? The Big Five Traits and Generalized Prejudice

Brandt, Mark; Crawford , Jarret; Brandt , Mark;
  • Published: 05 Feb 2018
Abstract
<p>Meta-analyses show that low levels of Openness and Agreeableness correlate with generalized prejudice. However, previous studies narrowly assessed prejudice toward low status, disadvantaged groups. Using a broad operationalization of generalized prejudice towards a heterogeneous array of targets, we sought to answer two questions: a) Are some types of people prejudiced against most types of groups, and b) Are some types of people prejudiced against certain types of groups? Across four samples (N = 7,543), Openness was very weakly related to broad generalized prejudice, r = -.03, 95%CI [-.07, -.001], whereas low Agreeableness was reliably associated with broad...
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