The Authoritarian Personality  

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The Authoritarian Personality (TAP) is an influential 1950 book by Theodor W. Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel Levinson, and Nevitt Sanford, researchers working at the University of California at Berkeley, during and shortly after World War II. The personality type they identified can be defined by nine traits which were believed to cluster together as the result of childhood experiences. These traits include conventionalism, authoritarian submission, authoritarian aggression, anti-intraception, superstition and stereotypy, power and "toughness," destructiveness and cynicism, projectivity, and exaggerated concerns over sex.



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