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Two-Dimensional Machiavellianism: Conceptualization, Theory, and Measurement of the Views and Tactics Dimensions

Monaghan, Conal; Bizumic, Boris; Williams, Todd; Sellbom, Martin


For over 45 years, research investigating Machiavellianism has largely used the same unidimensional approach, even though empirical research demonstrates that Machiavellianism is comprised of 2 robust dimensions: views and tactics. This article elaborates on the theory and conceptualization behind the 2 dimensions. It also documents the construction and validation of the 12-item Two-Dimensional Machiavellianism Scale (TDMS), which measures the cynical and untrusting views dimension, and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Assessment
DOI: 10.1037/pas0000784


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