The Authoritarians [Bob Altemeyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Authoritarians summarizes the research of Dr. Robert Altemeyer. Click here to order a printed, bound copy of The Authoritarians from for $ plus shipping. Bob Altemeyer has a new book out, Sex and Youth $ 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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However, the forces that largely caused the problems have remained on the scene, and are more active today than ever before. Quite clearly, in killing these foetuses one is killing something that is a xuthoritarians human being.

However, just because, someone scores high on the authoritarian scale does not necessarily mean that they possess each or any of these traits. He wrote a scholarly version of this book a few years ago then wrote this one for a popular audience and published it on line. Yes, studies show the Religious Right has more than its fair share of hypocrites, from top to bottom; but why are they two-faced, and how come one face never notices the other?

And since the test was created to identify authoritarian followers–the ordinary people who are happy to enable the dictator–I guess it’s nice that those people turn out to be jerks. Of course, actually attempting to measure prevalence of this behavior empirically tends to be a bit dangerous. Written inis a scary read in the context of today US elections.

There is a quiz in the book that measures your authoritarian tendencies.

They particularly had trouble figuring out that an inference or deduction was wrong. The article above refers to the following further reading material: When I started writing about these authoritarian personalities inI was looking for an explanation of the people who had taken charge of the Republican Party.


In particular, atlemeyer identifies the perfect storm which can result when authoritarian leaders and authoritarian followers join forces.

He makes it sound like it is something to be disgusted by. If you ever wondered why certain people continue to do “stupid things” while holding a collection of erroneous and often contradicting ideas, but these people do not all consistently fit into one category, then this book will reveal that category in a scientific manner.

It took everything I learned and set it into a bigger context, the context of statistical psychology. RWAs are not necessarily low in intelligence, but are often quick to grab on to any evidence that supports their beliefs no matter how tenuous — compartmentalized thinking is common.

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Shamelessly stolen from the Wikipedia article. Increasing the odds for a successful outcome to made highs less willing 41 percent to make the gesture. Altemeyer has become something of a target for right-wing pseudo intellectuals who claim that he’s persecuting them authoirtarians calling his theory “right-wing authoritarianism”, even though the term “right-wing” is being used in an academic authoritariwns as opposed to a purely political one. But they’ll support discrimination against all kinds of people who don’t look, talk, think, or smell like them; they’ll support indeed they have supported authoritarian and un-egalitarian laws.

Indeed, the events of and have confirmed conclusion after conclusion in The Authoritarians. Oct 12, Mike Jensen rated it it was amazing. Want to guess what they had in common? I bet they both like magic and wands. Tell me about your mother Psychology For our next session Yes, experiments show they are almost totally uninfluenced by reasoning and evidence, but why are they so dogmatic?


There was no Fox News. If you want to compute your own RWA score, you can find an online version here.

The Authoritarians

It is all too prophe A remarkable study. He understands their aggressiveness and judgmental natures. Jul 10, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: It is not just Trump when Trump goes away authoritarians will remain behind ready to throw up a new demogogue who sings their song maybe one slicker than Trump and then the real fun begins.

A much greater percentage of Americans than Canadians could be called Christian fundamentalists. Altemeyer’s been doing research on the subject since the s, and publishing his results since the s. Although Altemeyer applies this tradition to the worst elements of the Tea Party in an addenda, he notes that the nam This is an interesting little study about a personality type, and its possible political implications.

Bob Altemeyer

And also, that they were trained in self-righteousness, and ethnocentric thinking in early age. Naturally all this sounds terrifying. The only way our country can get through the crisis ahead is to altekeyer back to our traditional values, put some tough leaders in power, and silence the troublemakers spreading bad ideas.

If I may paraphrase Chomsky: An audiobook version is also available. There are many videos and articles about it.