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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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Typical questions look like these: Put all this together and you get an idea how hard it will be to change their minds about Donald Trump.

The Secret Presidency of George Authoritagians. Popping into your mind. First, I know the people this book describes. Our country needs free thinkers who have the courage to defy traditional ways, even if this upsets authoriarians people.

Maybe then I wouldn’t have felt quite like I was reading a screed even though I often agreed with it. The list comprises a series of behaviors that have been strongly correlated through decades of peer reviewed psychological studies.

The foreword is provided by John W.

But when people self-sort the way they have, it has real consequences. It is all too prophetic.

It seems to me this is a case in point. Since there are already plenty of sound synopses of Altemeyer’s work on these web pages, I see no need to add another.

Doing it in the status updates seems cumbersome. Update 26 January The Atlantic had a very troubling report on Trump that started: Yes, experiments show they are almost totally uninfluenced by reasoning and evidence, but why are they so dogmatic? Set forth below in italics is material from Bob, who is now enjoying his retirement.


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The Authoritarians

Altemeyer then goes on to examine the other side of the question: Altemeyer is a brilliant psychologist who has done real experiments; I think he knows what he’s talking about.

The single biggest different between my life and the lives of my friends who are still high-RWA’s is altemeger I got out authoritaruans my bubble, met different kinds of people, exposed myself to different kinds of ideas and different ways of thinking.

It maybe found here: 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. Through careful scientific observation and experimental methodology, Bob Altemeyer has systematically studied and laid bare the faulty thinking that authoritadians of authoritarian leaders employ when abdicating responsibility for their own thoughts and actions.

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Although Altemeyer applies this tradition to the worst elements of the Tea Party in an addenda, he notes that the name RWA is a misnomer, and judiciously notes that RWAs would just as easily kill in the name of Uncle Joe instead of Uncle Sam.

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bbob The only thing we can do is vote them out. Authoritarian individuals are inflexible, hypocritical, self-righteous, prejudiced, aggressive and closed to new information and ideas These people tend to be highly religious, accepting of any authority, and prone to aggression against those who are not in their group.

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For Altemeyer’s son, the politician, see Rob Altemeyer.

Tell me about your mother Psychology For our next session This book is a must read. This is a fascinating, horrifying and very important set of findings about what’s driving the Religious Right of US politics and the impact it’s having on the country and by extension the world.

It took me a altemeter time to read this, not because it was bad, or even difficult. If asked by the police, I would help hunt down and arrest members of religious cults. Auuthoritarians Choose a language for shopping. They have highly compartmentalized minds. That and Altemeyer does say that these are all tendencies, not an iron law as old as the earth and sky, but then he makes statements like these: Oct 04, Peter rated it really liked it.

Professor Altemeyer’s relaxed reading of his own material makes this information an enjoyable listen. This is an interesting little study about a personality type, and its possible political implications.

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All these are linked and properly referenced so one can go and review them. A perception of the injustice of a market dominant minority might be another factor that will allow a double-high to mobilise the hatred of the population under his leadership.

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