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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Jun 06, Ian rated it really liked it Shelves: Now, I can quite see that abortion will continue to be as well as a necessity, a convenience in our society, irrespective of how one defines these foetuses.

In Bob’s last chapter, he talks about what we can do about our authoritarian world. On the other hand, he’s been doing this work for a long time and published an impressive number of books and scholarly articles.

What others do you think there might be? The opinions expressed in Verdict are those of the individual columnists and do not represent the opinions of Justia. People worried by the religious right.

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It’s presented very accessibly, factually and the statistical relationships will shock and astonish anyone with any understanding of stats in the social sciences.


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I think it can happen almost by osmosis – by a general loosening up of the constraints on intolerance that leak out from, in this case, Parliament Hill. The “right-wing” in the term essentially identifies a mindset, a sort of hyperpaternalistic world-view with an emphasis on stratification between leaders and followers and a definite concept of a “chain of being”, as well as a generally high level of dogmatic thinking.

Here, he uses a third score, which he calls Social Dominance. Authoriarians 24, Dana rated it liked it Shelves: They aren’t accessible at that level. Those studies have a direct bearing on all the topics mentioned above.

The Authoritarians

Altemeyer divides RWAs into leaders and followers. 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. Cognitive biases Mental health Superstition Famed psychologists. Original Review Altemeyer discusses the fruits of 20 over years of research into two types of personalities: View all 9 comments.

Dec 30, Janice Krinsky rated it it was amazing. So what do you do when challenged? I do hope further updates become available. Given the natural empathy that double highs and authority-dependent followers have for each other, one would imagine that such combinations must have arisen many times in altemeger past. Even if you are a registered Republican, this attack on the fundamentals of US democracy should upset you.

Bob Altemeyer’s – The Authoritarians. Altemeyer’s research and findings provide highly credible explanations. The easy-sell high RWAs will open up their arms and wallets to you if you just sing their song, however poor your credibility. Review of Conservatives without conscience by Nick Gillespie. A much greater percentage of Americans than Canadians could be called Christian fundamentalists. I have to stop reading now.

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First things first, if you haven’t yet read this book you need to read it, or at least you need to read Manny’s excellent summary of this book’s contents. It investigated and quantifies the phenomena we have been witnessing for years, the rise of authoritarianism in the US. They have highly compartmentalized minds. This is straightforwardly hilarious in that context: For concerns on auyhoritarians infringement please see: However, the reality is that if you are reading this book, your score is likely to be on the low side since High RWAs right wing authoritarians are highly motivated to avoid information that disconfirms their beliefs confirmation bias.

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The “old-fashioned ways” and the “old-fashioned values” still show the best way to live. Government officials then stated that the law would only be effective if it were vigorously enforced at the local level and appealed to everyone to aid in the fight against these cults.

There is evidence that authoritarian followers are more afraid than most people.

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