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Adorno (1903-1969)

 was a philosopher, sociologist andcomposer.  Within socialpsychology, is largely remembered for defining the authoritarian personality(characterised by intolerance of ambiguity, prejudiced attitudes and conformity to authority,with an emphasis on the influence of childhood experiences and internalisation) and thesubsequent development of the F-scale (ameasurement of the authoritarian personality).

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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.