Monday, November 4, 2019

Dispositional Greed Scale Measuring Greed

The Dispositional Greed Scale is a 7-item rating scale. Participants rate each item on a scale of 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree.

The test items may be reproduced and used for noncommercial research and educational purposes. The list of items is available from PsycTESTS.


1. I always want more.
2. Actually, I’m kind of greedy.

Read more about greed in the Psychology of Greed.

In psychology, a disposition is a relatively durable behavior pattern or trait in contrast to a state, which can vary with situations.


For the test items in PsycTESTS, see:

Seuntjens, T. G., Zeelenberg, M., van de Ven, N., & Breugelmans, S. M. (2015). Dispositional Greed Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi:

For the article about dispositional greed, see the following reference:

Seuntjens, Terri G., Zeelenberg, Marcel, van de Ven, Niels, & Breugelmans, Seger M. (2015). Dispositional greed. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(6), 917-933. doi:

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