EXPLANATIONS OBEDIANCE - AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALIYU

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METHOD

CORRELATIONALY ANALYSIS

QUESTIONARRAIRE

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PROCEDURE

ADORNO ET AL CAUSES OBEDIENT PERSONALITY 

STUDYING OVER 200 WHITE MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS

SEVERAL SCALES INCLUDING FACISM 

E.G " OBEDIANCE AND RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY ARE THE MOST IMPORANT VIRUES CHILDREN SHOULD LEARN"

"THERE IS HARDLY ANYTHING LOWER THAN A PERSON WHO DOES NOT FEEL GREAT LOVE, GRATTITUDE & RESPECT FOR PARENTS"

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FINDINGS

PEOPLE AUTHORITARIAN LEANINGS (SCORE HIGH F SCALE) IDENTIFIED STRONG PEOPLE WERE GENERALLY CONTEMPTUOUS OF WEAK

THERE WERE VERY AWARE EACH OTHERS STATUS AND EXCESSIVE RESPECT TO HIGHER

AUTHORITARIAN PEOPLE HAD COGNITVE STYLE - FIXED STERIOSTYPES OTHER GROUPS

STRONG CORRELATION AUTHORITARIAN & PREJUDICE 

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CHARACTERISTICS

ADORNO CONCLUDED PEOPLE AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY TENDENCY BE ESPECIALLY OBEDIANT TO AUTHORITY 

EXTREME RESPECT AUTHORITY SHOW CONTEMPT PEOPLE INFEROIR SOCIAL STATUES

THEY BELIEVE NEED STRONG POWERFUL LEADERS ENFORCE TRADITIONAL VALUES SUCH AS LOVE COUNTRY, RELIGION, FAMILY

SUCH INDIVIDUAL INFLEXIBLE THEIR OUTLOOK, BELIEVING THAT EVERYTHING EITHER RIGHT OR WRONG & ARE UNCOMFTORBLE WITH UNCERTAINTY

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ORIGINS AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY

ADORNO BELIEVED PERSONALITY FORMED CHILDHOOD RESULT HARSH PARENTING 

EXPERIENCES CREATE RESENTMENT & HOSTILITY IN CHILD, CHILD CANT EXPRESS THESE FEELINGS - FEAR PUNISHMENT

FEARS DISPLACED ONTO OTHERS SEEN WEAKER - SCAPEGOATING

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RESEARCH SUPPORT

MILGRAM & SUPPORT CONDUCTED INTERVIEW OBEDIENCE PARTICIPANTS SCORED HIGH F SCALE. 

SUPPORTS LINK BETWEEN OBEDIENCE & AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY = VALIID EXPLANATION

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PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE ORIGINS 

AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY LEAD PARENTING PROGRAMMES HELP PROFFESIONALS FIND A LINK

LEAD REDUCTION PERSONALITY CHARACTERSTICS 

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EVIDENCE BASED CORRELATIONAL ANALYSIS

LINK 2 MEASURED VARIABLES 

UNABLE DRAW CONCLUSION THAT PERSONALITIES CAUSE OBEDIENCE BASED ON THIS RESULT ALONE

3RD FACTOR INVOLVED 

ASSOCIATED  LOW LEVEL EDUCATION REUDCING INTERNAL VALIDITY

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