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Maladaptive Personality Traits, Religiosity and Spirituality as Predictors of Epistemically Unfounded Beliefs

In: Studia Psychologica, vol. 63, no. 2
Peter Teličák Číslo ORCID - Peter Halama Číslo ORCID

Details:

Year, pages: 2021, 175 - 189
Language: eng
Keywords:
maladaptive personality traits, PID-5, epistemically unfounded beliefs, religiosity, spirituality
About article:
The present research focuses on the question whether spirituality, religiosity and maladaptive personality traits, as measured by the PID-5 (antagonism, psychoticism, disinhibition, negative affectivity, detachment), predict epistemologically unfounded beliefs (conspiracies, pseudo-science and paranormal beliefs). The sample included 829 participants recruited through social networks (58% women, mean age 29.98 years). The results showed that especially psychoticism is a positive predictor of all types epistemologically unfounded beliefs (EUB). Spirituality and religiosity predicted only paranormal beliefs with very small effect size. No interaction between psychoticism and spirituality/religiosity in prediction of EUB was found. Results confirmed that some maladaptive personality traits (especially psychoticism) can play a significant role in EUB and should be taken into account when considering sources of EUB at the individual level.
How to cite:
ISO 690:
Teličák, P., Halama, P. 2021. Maladaptive Personality Traits, Religiosity and Spirituality as Predictors of Epistemically Unfounded Beliefs. In Studia Psychologica, vol. 63, no.2, pp. 175-189. 0039-3320. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sp.2021.02.820

APA:
Teličák, P., Halama, P. (2021). Maladaptive Personality Traits, Religiosity and Spirituality as Predictors of Epistemically Unfounded Beliefs. Studia Psychologica, 63(2), 175-189. 0039-3320. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sp.2021.02.820
About edition:
Publisher: Institute of Experimental Psychology, Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Published: 1. 6. 2021
Rights:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/