The relationship between perspective taking abilities, political centrism, and outgroup derogation is not defined at this time. While previous research has demonstrated a negative relationship between political centrism and outgroup derogation (Van Prooijen, Krouwel, Boiten, & Eendebak, 2015), the relationship between the other variables is unclear. Therefore, the current study sought to measure the relationship between (1) perspective taking abilities and political centrism, (2) perspective taking and outgroup derogation, (3) political centrism and outgroup derogation and lastly, (4) whether the relationship between perspective taking abilities and political outgroup derogation would be mediated by an individual's level of political centrism.
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Political Centrism, outgroup derogation, perspective taking.
Kesler, David, "POLITICAL CENTRISM, PERSPECTIVE TAKING, AND OUTGROUP DEROGATION: AN INTEGRATED MODEL" (2020). Murray State Theses and Dissertations. 160.