Alternative Theory - Dispositional Factors

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Alternative Theory - Dispositional Factors

Adorno et al. (1950) was driven to try and understand the anti-semitism in Nazi Germany which produced the holocaust.

He created a personality test that would see if you had, what he termed as, an authoritarian personality. An authoritarian personality includes the following traits: a rigid adherence to very traditional, conventional values, the belief in harsh punishment for violation of traditional norms, an extreme need to submit to those in higher authority together with enormous admiration for 'strong' leaders, a belief that those they perceive as lower in the social


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