authoritarian personality


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au·thor·i·tar·i·an per·son·al·i·ty

a cluster of personality traits reflecting a desire for security and order, for example, rigidity, highly conventional outlook, unquestioning obedience, scapegoating, desire for structured lines of authority.

au·thor·i·tar·i·an per·son·al·i·ty

(aw-thōr'i-tār'ē-ăn pĕr-sŏn-al'i-tē)
A cluster of personality traits reflecting a desire for security and order (e.g., rigidity, unquestioning obedience, scapegoating, desire for structured lines of authority).
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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 reader is better able to honestly judge the accusations often hurled at Marx that he was either a personal scoundrel, a closeted intellectual, at times too revolutionary, ton moderate, too bourgeois, an intellectual elitist given to a form of "scientism" having an authoritarian personality reflected into an authoritarian theory, a petty dictator, or an economic determinist who simply did not understand the working class.
The term "authoritarian personality" refers to one who is originally ethnocentric, antidemocratic, compulsively conventional, and punitive and condescending towards those regarded as inferior and submissive to authority (McCandless, 1967).
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.
(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.
The publication of The Authoritarian Personality, by Adorno, Frenkel-Brunswik, Levinson, and Sanford (1950), was a landmark event in personality and social psychology.
(28) Those with an authoritarian personality are more likely to conform to societal norms, follow conventional morals, and stereotype others.