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Personal features and malevolent creativity on the example of cadets and policemen 475
, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Sector for Academic Journals Development, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.orgShapoval V.A.
, PhD in Medicine, Head, Department of Legal Psychology, St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Russia , St.Petersburg, Russia, Vash23@mail.ruGerasimenko E.A.
, social pedagogue, the first Moscow Cadet Corps , Moscow, Russia, AlenaG_1986@mail.ruPotarykina M.
, psychologist, the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation, St.Petersburg, Russia, email@example.comMeshkov I.A.
, MA student at the Department of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
We present and analyze the results of two empirical studies conducted in the framework of adaptation of "The malevolent creativity behavior scale" (Hao et al.) on samples of cadets-students grades 9-10 (N=89, 70-boys) and police officers (N=62, average age 26 years, men). The hypothesis that the implementation of original solutions in behavior harmful to other people is due to the interaction of aggression/its components and a set of personal characteristics was tested. The results showed: 1. a special contribution belongs to the cognitive component of aggression-hostility (Bass-Perry questionnaire), both in adolescents and adults; 2. there are age and gender features in predictors of anti-social creativity. It is shown by the example of cadets that Machiavellianism, low neuroticism, agreeableness (NEO-5 FFI) can be included in the complex of personal characteristics. Analysis of the results obtained in the sample of police officers with non-legal education showed that the combination of low hostility with high self-regulation and self-control of the individual ("self-directedness ",TCI-125) can become a resource of resistance to anti-socially directed behavior, in particular corruption.
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