We analyzed the relations between exposure to news describing a natural disaster and right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) with 241 Italian adults, surveyed twice, before and after a severe earthquake. Our results were compatible with the idea that the exposure to earthquake news led to an increase in RWA among people who had low, but not among who had relatively high, authoritarian levels before the event. We discuss the findings in terms of compensatory control, and highlight strengths and limitations of the study.

Russo S., Mirisola A., Dallago F., Roccato M. (2020). Facing natural disasters through the endorsement of authoritarian attitudes. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 68, 101412 [10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101412].

Facing natural disasters through the endorsement of authoritarian attitudes

Mirisola A.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

We analyzed the relations between exposure to news describing a natural disaster and right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) with 241 Italian adults, surveyed twice, before and after a severe earthquake. Our results were compatible with the idea that the exposure to earthquake news led to an increase in RWA among people who had low, but not among who had relatively high, authoritarian levels before the event. We discuss the findings in terms of compensatory control, and highlight strengths and limitations of the study.
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Russo S., Mirisola A., Dallago F., Roccato M. (2020). Facing natural disasters through the endorsement of authoritarian attitudes. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 68, 101412 [10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101412].
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