Obedience: Dis-positional explanations

HideShow resource information
what is the key study of Authoritarian personality?
Adorno et al
1 of 9
procedure of the study?
Adorno et al used F-scale to study unconscious attitudes towards other racial groups.
2 of 9
what was the findings?
people with authoritarian personalities identify with the 'strong' and have fixed cognitive style.
3 of 9
Authoritarian Characteristics
Extreme respect for authority and obedience to it.
4 of 9
Origin of the authoritarian personality
Harsh parenting creates hostility that cannot be expressed against parents so is displaced.
5 of 9
Research support
some of Milgram's obedient participants had authoritarian personalities (Elms).
6 of 9
Limited explanation
1)Can't explain increase in obedience across a whole culture 2) better explanation is social identity theory
7 of 9
Political Bias
Equates authoritarian personality with right wing ideology and ignores extreme left wing authoritarianism.
8 of 9
Evaluation extra
1)Methodological problems 2)correlation, not causation
9 of 9

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

procedure of the study?

Back

Adorno et al used F-scale to study unconscious attitudes towards other racial groups.

Card 3

Front

what was the findings?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Authoritarian Characteristics

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Origin of the authoritarian personality

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Theories of perception resources »