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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Their rigidity in rule-following is underlined most chillingly in the game-playing alteemeyer when their lack of altemeyr in dealing with others who are not like them cause them to make choices that bring the world to the brink of extinction. Sep 30, Charlie Crummer rated it it was amazing. Even if one dismisses his conclusions the data still stands and requires some explanation.

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Mar 20, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: If asked by the police, I would help hunt down and arrest members of religious cults. He presents evidence supporting his claim that these people have, on average, substantially impaired abilities to follow logical or fact-based reasoning. This extraordinary book puts the research Bob Altemeyer spent his professional career pursuing into a slim volume, easily read and understood volume, for the nonscientist. When an unpleasant truth forces its way into their awareness, they do not try to integrate the other things they believe with it.


A much greater percentage of Americans than Canadians could be called Christian fundamentalists. More accurately, he saw the kinds of men and women who would vote for a Donald Trump-type candidate for high office. Which brings me, now that I think of it, to Freaking Economics….

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through authoriharians support? Louis who had done bobb graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Bob is also a keen student of American politics. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

However, his son Rob is a New Democratic legislator in the provincial assembly. RWAs are followers, but when combined with what he calls “Double Highs” essentially amoral authoritarian leaders the results can be potentially lethal or catastrophic. Bob Altemeyer’s – The Authoritarians”.

If these defenses crumble, you may go back to the trusted sources. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Quite clearly, in killing these foetuses one is killing something that is a living human being.

Apr 20, Leftymathprof added it Shelves: He created a scale, essentially a questionnaire, that sorts people into a high or low tendency towards or against authoritarianism. And really short people.

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I would participate in attacks on religious cult meeting places if organized by the proper authorities. Retrieved from ” https: And since the test was created to identify authoritarian followers–the ordinary people who are happy to enable the dictator–I guess it’s nice that those people turn out to be jerks. They tolerate corruption in those they follow, while are intolerant of this behavior in others. There are many videos and articles about it.


He did, and placed it online for anyone to read for free.

I think it can happen almost by osmosis – by a general loosening up of the constraints on intolerance that leak out from, in this case, Parliament Hill. Those studies have a direct bearing on all the topics mentioned above.

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.

If I may paraphrase Chomsky: When Trump emerged in as a GOP contender, while I thought he authoritariahs win the nomination, I was certain that was the end of the road: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

It’s presented very accessibly, factually and the statistical relationships will shock and astonish anyone with any understanding of stats in the social sciences. But I would have liked a quick detour into the research on how being bullied turns one into a bully within the context of his “social dominance” construct. An example of pseudo-science: 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.

Given the natural empathy that double highs and authority-dependent followers have for each other, one would imagine that such combinations must have arisen many times in the past.