Belief in Good and Evil scale

There is another scale in “Angels and Demons Are Among Us: Assessing Individual Differences in Belief in Pure Evil and Belief in pure Good” (2013, PSPB)

In “Fighting the Good Fight: The Relationship Between Belief in Evil and Support for Violent Policies” (Campbell & Vollhardt, 2013, PSPB) :

The scale

Belief in Evil

  1. There are people in the world who are evil
  2. There are people in this world who are completely incapable of any type of goodness
  3. There are people that bring nothing good to this world
  4. There are political leaders in this world who are completely evil
  5. There are “bad apples” in this world who will always be committing harm

Capability for both

  1. Everyone is capable of performing evil acts (R)
  2. Each of us has the potential to do good and evil things (R)
  3. Even so-called good people have the potential to be evil (R)
  4. A person can be a good person in some ways and an evil person in others (R)
  5. All of us can act evilly under certain circumstances (R)

Redemptive violence

  1. The decent people in this world are responsible for eliminating corruption, even if it sometimes requires brute force
  2. Sometimes violence is necessary to get rid of evil leaders
  3. It is our duty to deal with evil in the world, even if this means using force and violence
  4. Sometimes violence is necessary to get rid of evil political systems
  5. The use of violence is justified when it allows good to prevail over evil

Belief in good

  1. Some people are always good
  2. There are people who bring only good things to the world
  3. There are political leaders in the world who are completely good
  4. There are people in this world who are completely incapable of committing any evil
  5. Someone who is a good person in one area of life probably acts similarly in all other areas of life
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