Míriam Juan-Torres González
Enough is Enough: The Psychology Behind Authoritarian Populist Discourse
Overview: In recent years, political scientists, psychologists, and commentators have grown increasingly interested in the psychological theories that explain political and social attitudes. Moral Foundations Theory is a model that can help us to understand the current moment and build empathy for those who have a different worldview – wherever you stand. The theory also illuminates the processes underpinning othering and how those dispositions can be activated by authoritarian populists – or in this case, mainstream politicians adopting their frames.