Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This seems topical!

This seems topical! I'm using the best quote, in case you don't have time to read it all now, though it is worthwhile:

"Above all, [The Authoritarian Personality] was correct in its key argument: that there are personality differences among individuals in the degree to which they prefer clear lines of social authority, strict social norms, and social uniformity as opposed to diversity. It was also correct in arguing that individuals who score high on authoritarianism in this respect tend to be more intolerant of those who are different (e.g., racial, ethnic, or religious minorities) or those [who] appear to deviate from traditional social norms (e.g., LGBT folks). They are also more likely to gravitate toward political figures (e.g., Trump in the present context) who embody intolerance and willingness to attack minorities who are believed to pose some kind of social threat."

#facism #authoritarianism #bias #unconsciousbias #psychology