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Strength and Weakness

The Authoritarian Personality Today

  • William F. Stone
  • Gerda Lederer
  • Richard Christie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William F. Stone, Gerda Lederer, Richard Christie
      Pages 3-21
  3. Perspectives on Continuing Questions About Authoritarianism

  4. Recent Developments in Authoritarianism Research and Theory

  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. William F. Stone, Gerda Lederer, Richard Christie
      Pages 229-245
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 246-277

About this book

Introduction

This book had its origins in conversations held at various meetings of the International Society of Political Psychology. The editors and con­ tributors are grateful for the forum that has given us the opportunity to discuss these topics over the last 10 years. We are most grateful to our contributors both for their chapters and for the intellectual stimulation they have given us. Jos Meloen in particular has been free with his time, advice, and enthusiasm. Although he declined to contribute a chapter, Bob Altemeyer has been a source of encouragement and a ready adviser on any question we have asked. The staff of Springer-Verlag has been most patient in adapting to our schedule. We are indebted to the secretarial staff at the University of Maine, and especially to Kathy McAuliffe, who has put in many extra hours above and beyond the call of duty. Finally, we dedicate this book to our departed friend and colleague, Silvan Tomkins, with whom we conversed at length about these and other topics, and from whom we received inspiration and diversion. William F. Stone Gerda Lederer Richard Christie v Contents Preface. . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . v Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part I Overview 1 Introduction: Strength and Weakness ........................ 3 WILLIAM F. STONE, GERDA LEDERER, and RICHARD CHRISTIE 2 The Authoritarian Character from Berlin to Berkeley and Beyond: The Odyssey of a Problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 22 . . . . . .

Keywords

Transformation authoritarian personality authoritarianism interaction issue personality

Editors and affiliations

  • William F. Stone
    • 1
  • Gerda Lederer
    • 2
  • Richard Christie
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  2. 2.White PlainsUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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