Is Political Conservatism Synonymous With Authoritarianism?

  title={Is Political Conservatism Synonymous With Authoritarianism?},
  author={H. Crowson and S. Thoma and Nita L. Hestevold},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={571 - 592}
  • H. Crowson, S. Thoma, Nita L. Hestevold
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Social Psychology
  • The authors performed 2 studies that tested the distinction between conservative political ideology and right-wing authoritarianism (RWA). Across these studies, moderate relationships emerged between RWA and our measures of cognitive rigidity, whereas the relationship between rigidity and mainstream conservative ideology was not as strong. The authors used partial-correlation and path analyses to assess the possibility that RWA mediates the relationship between (a) cognitive rigidity and (b… CONTINUE READING
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