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Title

Right Wing Authoritarianism and Prejudices Influence on Driving Behaviors

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

When anger experience and authoritarian attitudes interact, prejudices become more apparent towards varying status levels of those around you (Kossowska, Bukowski, & Van Hiel, 2008). Different stimuli can trigger those reactions while driving (Blankenship & Nesbit, 2013). Territorial theory claims that the level of anger while driving is manipulated by territory markers, such as bumper stickers. The amount of anger depends on one’s perceived worth of the bumper sticker or the message being advertised (Szlemko, Benfield, Bell, Deffenbacher, & Troup, 2008).We hypothesize that those with greater levels of authoritarianism will report more polarized ratings of liked and disliked bumper stickers compared to those with lower levels of authoritarian. Approximately 75 participants will be surveyed through Amazon Mechanical TURK. Each participant will complete a variety of selfreport measures including a measure of right-wing authoritarianism (Rattazzie, Bobbio, & Canova, 2007). Participants will also be asked to identify preferred and disliked bumper stickers, and rate them on various emotional experiences (adapted from Diener, Smith, & Fujita, 1995). Data collection is currently ongoing. Implications of this study indicate drivers may become aware of their attitudes/prejudices and the influence on driving behaviors.

Start Date

25-4-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

25-4-2015 1:15 PM

Faculty Advisor

Sunde Nesbit

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Location: Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall

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Right Wing Authoritarianism and Prejudices Influence on Driving Behaviors

When anger experience and authoritarian attitudes interact, prejudices become more apparent towards varying status levels of those around you (Kossowska, Bukowski, & Van Hiel, 2008). Different stimuli can trigger those reactions while driving (Blankenship & Nesbit, 2013). Territorial theory claims that the level of anger while driving is manipulated by territory markers, such as bumper stickers. The amount of anger depends on one’s perceived worth of the bumper sticker or the message being advertised (Szlemko, Benfield, Bell, Deffenbacher, & Troup, 2008).We hypothesize that those with greater levels of authoritarianism will report more polarized ratings of liked and disliked bumper stickers compared to those with lower levels of authoritarian. Approximately 75 participants will be surveyed through Amazon Mechanical TURK. Each participant will complete a variety of selfreport measures including a measure of right-wing authoritarianism (Rattazzie, Bobbio, & Canova, 2007). Participants will also be asked to identify preferred and disliked bumper stickers, and rate them on various emotional experiences (adapted from Diener, Smith, & Fujita, 1995). Data collection is currently ongoing. Implications of this study indicate drivers may become aware of their attitudes/prejudices and the influence on driving behaviors.