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authoritarian personality

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2018 | ISBN: 9780199670840
Published online January 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191749568
authoritarian personality

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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 such as obedience, dogmatism, prejudice, contempt for weakness, low tolerance for ambiguity, hostility to members of ‘outgroups’, and superstition....

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Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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