Title

Mind Perception and Individual Differences: A Replication and Extension

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publication Title

Journal of Basic and Applied Social Psychology

DOI

10.1080/01973533.2016.1256287

ISSN

1532-4834

Abstract

Mind perception involves attributing higher functional abilities to others (e.g., saying a dog feels pain). The relationships between mind perception and psychopathology—autism, psychopathy, and schizotypy—have been revealed by K. Gray, Jenkins, Heberlein, and Wegner (2011); however, mind perception has yet to be correlated with personality. Participants (N = 180) completed measures of personality, psychopathology, and mind perception. The psychopathology results were consistent with Gray et al. (2011). The Big Five captured mind perception virtually as much as the three psychopathologies captured mind perception. Mind perception is not solely relevant to psychopathology; it is also relevant to everyday personality.

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