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Social psychology and politics
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2.3 Are you an activist?

In order to measure a person’s activism orientation, Corning and Myers developed the activism orientation scale (AOS, Corning and Myers, 2002). You can use the AOS to measure your own orientation towards activism, and to compare it to the activism orientation of others. You could also use it to track your activism orientation across time (if you feel like completing it more than once!). The AOS has 35 items, and begins with asking how likely it is that you will engage in specific political activities in the future. You can indicate your likelihood for each activity using a scale with points of 0 (extremely unlikely), 1 (unlikely), 2 (likely), or 3 (extremely likely).

You can access the AOS here [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Complete the scale and then go to the following section to score your answers and find out your activism orientation.