Number 28 (2014)

Różycka-Tran, J., Boski, P., Wojciszke, B. (2014). Zero-sum game belief as a social axiom: A 37- nation study

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Joanna Różycka-Tran
Instytut Psychologii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Paweł Boski
Bogdan Wojciszke

Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej

Abstract:
Numerous studies carried out on Polish samples revealed that the belief that life is a zero-sum game i.e., that social relations have an antagonistic nature, is associated with the range of negative social consequence. This paper introduces the concept of zero-sum game belief within a new cross-cultural paradigm, which presents it as a universal social axiom. In order to prove its universality we conducted a study on student samples from 37 countries (N = 6138), analyzing data on individual and cultural levels. The zero-sum game belief was associated with other cultural dimensions, revealed a conceptual and empirical affinity to social and societal cynicism, and correlated with objective socio-economic indices. Thus, the zero-sum game belief seems to be a new cultural dimension.

Keywords: zero-sum game belief, social axioms, cross-cultural psychology

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Różycka-Tran, J., Boski, P., Wojciszke, B. (2014). Zero-sum game belief as a social axiom: A 37- nation study. Psychologia Społeczna, 28, 92–109. doi: 10.7366/189618002014280106
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