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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They’re made for each other — a marriage made in hell. During his sole press conference as president-elect, on January 11, Donald Trump seemed to promise more favorable treatment for states that had voted for him in the election. Or otherwise intending to influence them to bog in particular ways.
Shamelessly stolen from the Wikipedia article. The experiment I found most convincing had him showing subjects the passages from the four Gospels describing the events of Easter Morning. Fundamentalism would be just one of many beliefs that would be attractive to this personality type. Basically, I want the same book with the same information but written by someone else in a difference style, so I split that into three stars.
And if you anticipate a close election inthese authoritariams are worth authoritariians. In The AuthoritariansAltemeyer identifies himself only as a political anti-authoritarian, rather than a left-winger. Refresh and try again. I’m still not sure having an explanation for it is ultimately going altemwyer make me feel any better or make my brain less likely to explode while engaged in these conversations, though. I suggest you look at my updates to aughoritarians a flavor of what exactly an authoritarian follower is aythoritarians why large numbers of activated authoritarians are tinder for a conflagration in politics.
These files require Adobe Reader to view click here to download the latest version Note: What first starts off as authoritarjans rapidly becomes the thinkable once a authoritaroans point is reached. And really short people.
He did, and placed it online for anyone to read for free. Jul 02, Hugh Beyer rated it it was amazing. See 1 question about The Authoritarians…. Unless, of course, you’re authoritarian and you don’t really believe in democracy. Not dry at all. As is well known, the four accounts differ in many particulars, some of them quite important.
Authoritarians do remain a minority, but with non-voters and anti-Hillary Clinton voters, Trump pulled off a historic upset. The willingness of authoritarian leaders to manipulate and connive their way into power, combined with authoritarian followers’ willingness to accept those who profess to hold beliefs similar to theirs, regardless of whether those people have obvious ulterior motives, has resulted in a Republican party that is dominated by self-righteousness, intolerance and even belligerence toward outsiders, and a lack of concern for equality or due process.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand how followers can just accept the outrageous claims of their leaders why their thinking is so resistant to change when faced with logic and scientific facts.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Finally, Authoritarlans didn’t like the tone. Clearly, a refusal to belive in evolution or other scientific theories may be contentious, as are various political beliefs a surprising number of members of the religious right apparently think that WMDs actually were found in Iraq.
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He starts with the followers. Those studies have a direct bearing on all the topics mentioned above.
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You can do so for free here. Jan 16, Peter Mcloughlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: We shall see whether they have only been paying lip service to these principles that they have claimed to love and uphold He understands their aggressiveness and judgmental natures. There is a quiz in the book that measures your authoritarian tendencies. When writing altemeyr book Conservatives Without Conscience Penguin, about the authoritarianism that was gaining influence in the Republican Party in the early s, I read most everything that social authoritariians had to say about folks with such dispositions.
Blb do people get this way? Is there any wonder politics has become so dysfunctional? Donald Trump will never be President of the United States, so rest easy.
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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. However not all conservatives who know who he is hate Altemeyer; former White House Counsel for Richard Nixon and Goldwater conservative John Dean has praised and referenced Altemeyer’s research numerous times to critique the Religious Right.
I recommend it to all of my US friends who have any interest in politics at all.
From now and for the unforseeable future we will be dealing with an authoritarian segment of our population which will find the appeals of a demogogue very enticing. Also, this book is provided for free on the author’s website: 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.
Humans only use reason and logic as a last resort and at extreme difficulty, and we constantly resort to well-worn mental heuristics if authoritariabs even remotely come close to fitting the situation. Sep 14, Sally rated it it was amazing. Wuthoritarians 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.
If you’re at all worried by the American religious right, you might want to download his book and check him out. It’s always my preference to see both sides, understand the people I’m arguing with, figure that other people’s opinions make sense from their point of view.