Bob Altemeyer

Bob Altemeyer

Bob Altemeyer, who recently retired as a professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba, is a leading authority on authoritarianism in North America.

Columns by Bob Altemeyer

Why Do So Many Americans Continue to Support Donald Trump? In a Word: Authoritarianism

John W. Dean, former White House counsel under President Nixon, and Bob Altemeyer, a retired professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba, explain the social science that explains not only Donald Trump and his brand of leadership but also his loyal followers who would continue to support him even if he shot someone on 5th Avenue. Dean and Altemeyer argue that the dangers they pose are far graver than those presented by the Nixon presidency.