Personality traits and foreign policy attitudes

Gravelle, T. B., Reifler, J. and Scotto, T. J. (2020) Personality traits and foreign policy attitudes. Personality and Individual Differences, 153, 109607. (doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2019.109607)

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The study of foreign policy attitudes lies at the intersection of political psychology and international relations. Despite a shared interest in both fields in the psychological bases of political phenomena, research exploring the links between personality traits and foreign policy attitudes is scarce. This article pursues a set of questions intended to bring these agendas together. Do personality traits influence attitudes toward foreign policy? Are the links between personality traits and foreign policy the same, or do they differ across different national contexts? In exploring these questions, this article draws on data from a series of large-scale public opinion surveys in six western democracies: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, and Australia.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Data collection for the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany was funded by a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom (RES-061-25-0405). Data collection for Canada and Australia was funded by a grant from the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scotto, Professor Thomas
Authors: Gravelle, T. B., Reifler, J., and Scotto, T. J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences
Journal Name:Personality and Individual Differences
ISSN (Online):1873-3549
Published Online:16 October 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Personality and Individual Differences 153: 109607
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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