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authoritarian personality

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

Title of 1940s study by Berkeley researchers into the psychological origins of anti‐Semitism. The term was used to refer to an ‘ethnocentric’ personality pattern characterized by traits...

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authoritarian personality

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 36 words.

Concept explored by *Adorno, and supposed to characterize the adherents of *fascism. The authoritarian personality is

authoritarian personality

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 36 words.

Concept explored by *Adorno, and supposed to characterize the adherents of *fascism. The authoritarian personality is

authoritarian personality

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 57 words.

The personality of someone who prefers or believes in a system in which some individuals control, while others are controlled. Those with an authoritarian personality usually exhibit...

Authoritarian Personality

John T. Jost and Joanna Sterling.

in Psychology

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 4977 words.

Research on the “authoritarian” (or “anti-democratic”) personality has experienced periods of lively, rigorous, and sometimes contentious exploration in social, personality, and political...

Authoritarian Personality, The

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 433 words.

The Authoritarian Personality (1950) was a massive study, produced by Theodor W. Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel Levinson, and

authoritarian personality

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

Title of 1940s study by Berkeley researchers into the psychological origins of anti‐Semitism. The term was used to refer to an ‘ethnocentric’ personality pattern characterized by traits...

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authoritarian personality

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 331 words.

A term coined by Theodor Adorno and his associates through a book of the same name first published in 1950

authoritarian personality

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 302 words.

A term coined by Theodor *Adorno and his associates through a book of the same name first published in

authoritarian personality

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 128 words.

A book of this title (1950) was published by *Theodor Adorno and his associates during their time researching in the USA. The book, based on interviews with more than two thousand...

authoritarian personality

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 192 words.

A rigid character formation characterized by ethnocentrism, a desire for clear order in social relations, and a worldview centered on

authoritarian personality

Stewart Wood.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 51 words.

Title of 1940s study by Berkeley researchers into the psychological origins of *anti‐Semitism. The term was used to

authoritarian personality

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; International Relations. 52 words.

Title of 1940s study by Berkeley researchers into the psychological origins of *anti‐Semitism. The term was used to refer to an ‘ethnocentric’ personality pattern characterized by traits...

E scale

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A scale to measure ethnocentrism, especially the scale first published by the German philosopher, sociologist, and psychologist Theodor W(iesengrund) Adorno (1903–69) and several colleagues...

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PEC scale

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A scale to measure political and economic conservatism of attitudes first published by the German philosopher, sociologist, and psychologist Theodor W(iesengrund) Adorno (1903–69) and...

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Personality

George R. Mastroianni.

in Of Mind and Murder

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 8097 words.

Chapter 5 considers the role of personality in the Holocaust. The idea that psychopathology or insanity characterized the individual leaders of the Third Reich or the German population was...

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A-S scale

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A scale to measure anti-Semitism (prejudice against or hostility to Jews), especially the scale first published by the German philosopher, sociologist, and psychologist Theodor...

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Authoritarianism in the Public

Elizabeth Suhay and Brianna Maurer.

in Political Science

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 7072 words.

The study of the “authoritarian personality” began in Europe with the rise of Hitler as an effort to understand why so many seemingly ordinary Germans (and others) were willing to lend...

Personality and Politics in Contemporary Democracies

Gian Vittorio Caprara and Michele Vecchione.

in Personalizing Politics and Realizing Democracy

April 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 11314 words.

This chapter introduces the authors’ thesis that the development of citizens and of democracy are reciprocally conditional, as well as the ideas that form the basis of their reasoning on...

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Measuring Potential Predictors of Verdict

Margaret Bull Kovera and Brian L. Cutler.

in Jury Selection

November 2012; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 7175 words.

This chapter discusses the measurement of potential predictors of verdict. It explores personality traits thought to be related to trial judgments (belief in a just world, locus of control,...

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Personality, Politics, and Religion

Amanda Friesen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 7383 words.

Individual differences in personality, religiosity, and political dispositions often are explained in conjunction with one another. Though the religious and political may share common...

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