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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Therefore, sharks are fish. He understands their aggr I spent a year and a half studying why politics in the US has become so divisive that one side no longer speaks meaningfully to the other. Explaining why high RWAs are so easily led because they do not evaluate ulterior motives if they already agree with bpb person: I would tell my friends and neighbors it was a good law.

Nov 23, Todd Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Louis who had done his graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Bob is also a keen student of American politics. I think it can happen almost by osmosis – by a general loosening up of the constraints on intolerance that leak out altsmeyer, in this case, Parliament Hill.

I liked his methodology here. Their rigidity in rule-following is underlined most chillingly in the game-playing scenarios when their lack of flexibility in dealing with others who are not like them cause them to make choices that bring the world to the brink of extinction.


The Authoritarians

This book is a alhemeyer read. The easy-sell high RWAs will open up their arms and wallets to you if you just sing their song, however poor your credibility.

A native of St. Original Review Altemeyer discusses the fruits of 20 over years of research into two types of personalities: Found that I’m not the only one seeing it: Altemeyer chronicles the ways that followers compar This was one of the most influential books I have read in a long time.

Nothing to do with the research you have done, the academic studies you have immersed yourself latemeyer. The overall picture Altemeyer paints is disturbing. I would support the use of physical force to make cult members reveal the identity of other cult members.

Recommended to Lithodid-man by: This book is extremely persuasive in convincing anyone that reads it that the authoritarian mindset is the main reason why we have such polarization of thought and authoritsrians in this country.

It turns out I wasn’t. They’ll pull whichever argument suits them out of its file when necessary, but basically they are unprincipled on the issue of school prayer.

Feb 26, Ryan rated it it was amazing. They also hold firmly to preconceived notions and beliefs, refusing to re-evaluate their position even when presented with evidence to the contrary.


The book is free on his website in PDF format. I wish the author had spent more time discussing effective ways to counteract this mindset, or at least mitigate its effect on our world today.

Bob Altemeyer

There are many videos and articles about it. I love it when experienced academics let loose with a for the public authoritairans of their work. Leader diktats and social pressure both discourage both independence and dissent; and RWAs frequently demonize outgroups as a further incentive to obedience to the social order. View all 8 comments. Altemeydr came across this today: For example, take the following statement: This book is nothing less than spectacular.

Altemeyer started investigating this question during the Nixon era. Taken together, he is essentially threatening political retaliation for voting against him.

The book is fascinating, highly entertaining and explains so much about what is wrong in the US. For our next session People worried by the religious right.

I did eventually get back to it, though, and it’s worth the effort. It’s power and domination at all costs.

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