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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Mar 20, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: The reason I enjoyed this book as much as I did was that it dealt with the difference between a leader and a follower in authoritarian circles. 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. What others do you think there might be? Nothing else, so far as Authhoritarians know, correlates so highly with left-wing versus right-wing politics, anywhere.

It is not just Trump when Trump goes away authoritarians will remain behind ready to throw up a new demogogue who sings their song authorritarians I read this book years ago altsmeyer dismaying things coming out the republican party piqued my interest in authoritarianism and it has grown only more relevant since especially during this election cycle.

Our country needs free thinkers who have the courage to defy traditional ways, even if this upsets many people.

He did, and placed it online for anyone to read for free. Since then a new administration has been elected, and although it has had to deal with a very serious economic crisis brought on by others, it is taking steps to correct some of what is wrong. Feb 26, Ryan rated it it was amazing. The basic cause of evil in this world is Satan, who is still constantly and ferociously fighting against God. The terminology also kind of rubbed me the wrong way.

In my guess, they decided that there were “circles” in the WMAP picture at the beginning, and then they were trying to find them by slightly more quantitative methods described autboritarians the article. In turn, Altemeyer praised Dean in the opening of Altemeyer’s book The Authoritariansgoing so far as to call him “Honest John” altemeye saying that he was the primary reason he wrote The Authoritarians.

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He wrote a scholarly version of this book a few years ago then wrote this one for a popular audience and published it on line.

I believe this book is one of the most import things I have read in a very log time. I can accept that if you live in America or Canada, left-wing authoritarians are really only a problem in the paranoid fantasies of the far right, but this still seems imprecise.

View all 6 comments. Altemeyer then goes on to examine the other side of the question: Start here and find the start of answers.

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Altemeyer is a brilliant psychologist who has done real experiments; I think he knows what he’s talking about. English Choose a language for shopping. There is science behind his conclusion, as the scales are repeatable, testable and relatively consistent in their results. You can get a feel for these studies and the evidence for yourself by reading the book. The questions seem laughably transparent, and I am indeed a little surprised when Altemeyer says that the RWA score has a great deal of predictive value.

Cognitive biases Mental health Superstition Famed psychologists. They strongly support tough criminal penalties for crimes and sltemeyer of which they disapprove, but are forgiving when these acts are committed in support of a altemeyerr belief.

I would add, “Don’t lose hope. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. There’s a lot more, but I won’t repeat it all here because it’d bloat this review unnecessarily, and also it’s all available in the wikipedia article if you want an easy list.

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The Authoritarians

This book carries on the tradition and I, for one, find it offensive. A book about how the people I don’t personally like and think are probably the greatest danger to American democracy at the moment–namely, right wing evangelicals–are hypocritical idiots who blindly accept whatever is spoonfed their way be leaders who think they’re useful stooges and are willing to say anything to get in power.

Not only that, but they’re more bigoted, less discerning, more dogmatic, less interested in equal rights, and believe that, to quote Nixon, “when the president does it, that means it’s not illegal. Bob Altemeyer—author of Atheists and The Authoritarian Specter —gives a readable analysis of the nature of authoritarianism and its current impact on American politics.


What sort of person is most likely to follow such an order? The list comprises a series of behaviors that have been strongly correlated through decades of peer reviewed psychological studies.

They just have extra portions of quite common human frailties. It’s presented very accessibly, factually and the statistical relationships will shock and astonish anyone with any understanding of stats in the social sciences. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

It’s a personality attribute I would call it a personality disorder that is difficult to overcome with logic, reason or any degree of critical thinking. This page was last modified on 24 Novemberat I scored almost the absolute minimum for non-authoritarianism, which I’m sure would not surprise my long-suffering parents, Catholic school teachers, or the above-mentioned boss any. Oct 12, Mike Jensen rated it it was amazing. Altemeyer started investi Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile.

I had three, count ’em, three bosses like that! If these defenses crumble, you may go back to the trusted sources. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I would tell my friends and neighbors it was a good law. Jun 24, Dana rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Some data books can be boring, but Bob is a funny guy and he makes the reading fun. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? For our next session His research is extensively documented in the book, The Authoritarians.