Later on in life, the authoritarian personality
type then may seek to deliver the same punishment onto the world that was thrust upon his or her at the most impressionable stages of physical, psychical, and spiritual development.
In order to examine the original idea of the theory of the authoritarian personality
, which stated that authoritarianism is associated with general ethnocentrism, we ran the same regression model using "people of a different race" as the dependent variable (Table 7).
The higher a participant's score on the measure of anti-fat prejudice, the more likely they were to discriminate against obese candidates, while those with a more authoritarian personality
also displayed discrimination.
The authoritarian personality
creates this type of media.
But the president's crude invocations of a military template and his call for American society to conform to that ideal do more than just underscore his authoritarian personality
The introduction traces Adorno's engagement back to the 1940s and the projects of the 1950s, among them the Authoritarian Personality
and the Gruppenexperiment, arguing for a notable continuity in Adorno's approach and position.
8) One of the most influential publications from the Frankfurt School is Adorno's The Authoritarian Personality
, which indicts the "patriarchal family" as the seedbed of "fascism," because of the inherent authoritarianism of the father-figure.
This was also elaborated on in her book School of Darkness, written just after the publication of the Frankfurt School's 1950 English translation of their subversive The Authoritarian Personality
Indeed, a great number of contemporary social and political issues, such as increased opposition to immigration, debates over how to handle suspected terrorists, and proposed constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage all point to the continued relevance of the authoritarian personality
28) Those with an authoritarian personality
are more likely to conform to societal norms, follow conventional morals, and stereotype others.
As Theodor Adorno maintained, it is within this structure of power-powerlessness that the authoritarian personality
type emerges and becomes susceptible to fascism.
In this portrayal, Freud emerges as one of the most incisive and persistent critics of the authoritarian personality
Hitler manifests, an authoritarianism that exploits the collective psychic insecurities of the masses and channels them into rituals for venting the primal instincts.