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Makiawelizm a psychopatia
Machiavellianism and psychopathy

Author(s): Irena Pilch
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: personality; Machiavellianism; subclinical psychopathy

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to compare two partly overlapping personality variables — Machiavellianism and subclinical psychopathy. Individuals with these traits share tendency to be callous, selfish and manipulative. Some researchers argued that, in nonclinical samples, these two variables are equivalent. The author presents a review of the theories and studies confirming discriminant validity of the Machiavellianism construct.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 40 (1)
  • Page Range: 219-234
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish