Major personality traits and regulations of social behavior: Cheaters are not the same as the reckless, and you need to know who you're dealing with

Laurence Fiddick, Gary L. Brase, Ai Tee Ho, Kai Hiraishi, Atsushi Honma, Adam Smith

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This research explores the hypothesis that major personality traits are systematically associated with social regulation response tendencies. Specifically, the adaptive function of specific traits from 'Big-Five' and HEXACO models were evaluated in terms of how they are understood and utilized in predicting the behaviors of others. Big-Five factors of agreeableness and conscientiousness track tendencies to obey or break social contract and precautionary rules, but not discriminatively nor as predicted. HEXACO traits, however, provided discriminative patterns of associations between personality and response tendencies (within individuals and for third-person associations, cross-culturally) in greater accord with previous work. Honesty-humility is associated with social contract behaviors and conscientiousness is associated with precaution behaviors, consistent with conceptualizations as psychological adaptations for tracking fitness-relevant individual differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-18
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume62
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

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Keywords

  • Big Five
  • HEXACO
  • Human reasoning
  • Personality traits
  • Precautions
  • Social contract reasoning
  • Social regulations

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  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Major personality traits and regulations of social behavior : Cheaters are not the same as the reckless, and you need to know who you're dealing with. / Fiddick, Laurence; Brase, Gary L.; Ho, Ai Tee; Hiraishi, Kai; Honma, Atsushi; Smith, Adam.

In: Journal of Research in Personality, Vol. 62, 01.06.2016, p. 6-18.

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