The Authoritarians [Bob Altemeyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Authoritarians summarizes the research of Dr. Robert Altemeyer. Bob Altemeyer—author of Atheists and The Authoritarian Specter —gives a readable analysis of the nature of authoritarianism and its current impact on. Robert Anthony “Bob” Altemeyer (born 6 June ) is a retired Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. He produced the test and scale for ” RWA” or right-wing authoritarianism.

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I read this book years ago when dismaying things coming out the republican party piqued my interest authoritarianns authoritarianism and it has grown only more relevant since especially during this election cycle.

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Mar 01, Liaan Booysen rated it it was amazing. The Globe and Mail.

Current site is authoritaruans Correlation is not causation. They are extremely ethnocentric, dividing the world sharply into people in their in-group, and automatically disliking all others. The rest I skimmed through.

Found that I’m not the only one seeing it: I came across this today: They strongly support tough criminal penalties for crimes and activities of which they disapprove, but are forgiving when these authoritarins are committed in support of a cherished belief. Apr 20, Leftymathprof added it Shelves: The Authoritarians is written in a kind of breezy conversational tone, filled with jokes and colloquialisms. Without going too deep into the weeds, let me note a few of these people score high on testing that shows authoritariahs not only can be devoted followers of authoritarian leaders, the so-called social dominators like Trump who want to be in charge, but they also test high as social dominators themselves.


More accurately, he saw the kinds of men and women who would vote for a Donald Trump-type candidate for high office. Altemeger book is regarding psychological data on a particular personality type, which is Authoritarian.

algemeyer This is an interesting little study about a personality type, and its possible political implications. There were even earlier periods of radicalism, such as the Free Speech movement before and the Populist movement of the ‘s.

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The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is extremely informative – but very disturbing. Last time I checked, overpeople had visited the book, and hopefully read it! They are more fearful and tend to feel more endangered in a potentially threatening situation than most people do, often responding aggressively. Unless, of course, you’re authoritarian and altemfyer don’t really believe in democracy.

I also had problems with the use of the phrase “right-wing auth A fascinating and alarming look at the authoritarian mindset, both among authoritarian leaders and authoritarian followers, based mostly but not entirely on the author’s own research. A much greater percentage of Americans than Canadians could be called Christian fundamentalists. Retrieved 14 May Books by Bob Altemeyer.


And the list of associated personality traits is appalling, both in itself and because it matches our preconceptions so exactly: Conservatives Without Conscience Want to Read saving…. I do hope further updates become available. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Bob Altemeyer saw Donald Trump coming. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. They’re usually good people and good friends. Half of the last chapter of The Authoritarians is about the Milgram Experimentwhich is one of the most famous psychological experiments and also show how incredibly easy it is for the average person to fall back on familiar behavior patterns–“obey authority figures,” say–instead altemyer really reasoning things out in some kind of impartial cost-benefit analysis or in the spirit of universal compassion.

The Authoritarians

Feb 23, Alison rated it really liked it. People worried by the religious right. His sneering tone when he condescendingly shows us why science is authoritraians than religion is hardly endearing.

That is the Harry Potter authoritarian.