Unformatted text preview: the 1930s. Similarly, immigrants in the United States are often blamed by “real Americans” for their failures to get jobs or secure desirable housing. – Scapegoating theory fails to explain why a certain group is selected or why frustration is not taken out on the real culprit when possible. Authoritarian Personality Theory argues that some people have a personality type that is likely to manifest prejudice. - Theodore Adorno and his research team claimed to have isolated the basic characteristics of the authoritarian personality, which developed from an early childhood of harsh discipline: 1) adherence to conventional values 2) uncritical acceptance to authority 3) concern with power and toughness...
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- Fall '10
- Prejudice, Scapegoating, Authoritarian personality theory, negative treatment, secure desirable housing