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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The style is actually rather well done and engaging. To me, the only question is – will the NDP be strong enough esp. We all meet people that are truly genuine and believe authoritarinas made up story with passion.

Through b As Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba now retired Bob Altemeyer studied the psychological characteristics of right wing authoritarians for more than 30 years. Tim Ponygroom From http: The RWA scale divides these two groups almost as cleanly as a vote in the legislature would.

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He reminds me more than anything of Altsmeyer Palin on a bad hair day. He’s got a test that puts people on a scale that he’s been giving to people since the 70s. Even if you are a registered Republican, this attack on the fundamentals of US democracy should upset you.


It seems like the same personality because they profess to believe the same things, but they aren’t the same types of people.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Otherwise, they are incredibly similar to the accusation levelled above of their political and social foes. They strongly support tough criminal penalties for crimes and activities of which they disapprove, but are forgiving when these altekeyer are committed in support of a cherished belief. Te shall see whether they have only been paying lip service to these principles that they have claimed to love and uphold What others do you think there might be?

But it’s still distressing, especially when the personality test for authoritarian followers helpfully shows that these people have sorted themselves overwhelmingly into the current Republican party. That has certainly been the case.

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They are more fearful and tend to feel more endangered in a potentially threatening situation than most people do, often responding aggressively. For concerns on copyright infringement please see: In turn, Altemeyer praised Dean in the opening of Altemeyer’s book The Authoritariansgoing so far as authoritariians call him “Honest John” and saying that he was the primary reason he wrote The Authoritarians.

It investigated and quantifies the phenomena we have been witnessing for years, the rise of authoritarianism in the US. Feminists usually come in second in my studies, but way behind the religious fundamentalists, and one finds far, far fewer of them.


The list comprises a series of behaviors that have been strongly correlated through decades of peer reviewed psychological studies. They severely limit their sources of information. In The AuthoritariansAltemeyer identifies bpb only as a political anti-authoritarian, rather than a left-winger. May 30, Manny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: They tolerate corruption in those they follow, while are intolerant of this behavior in others.

Nobody would approve of that, right? Nothing else, so far as I know, correlates so highly with left-wing versus right-wing politics, anywhere.

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Dec 30, Janice Krinsky rated it it was amazing. Working on my book it seemed inconceivable that so few could ever elect a president. When I inadvertently lost …more From http: Some other factors worth considering altsmeyer be these: It’d be fascinating to see the response of the US public if the religious right did gain power of the Presidency on top of their current power over the Republican Party and attempt to introduce their agenda, however it’s something I hope to never have the opportunity to observe.