AUTHORITARIAN CONSCIENCE

refers to the type of conscience that is governed by (a) the fear of an external authority or (b) the voice of an internalized external authority, for example, the superego. Compare with humanistic conscience [defined by Erich Fromm|

AUTHORITARIAN CONSCIENCE: "An authoritarian conscience dictates what the individual may and may not do, based on the person's value system."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTHORITARIAN CONSCIENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/authoritarian-conscience/ (accessed September 29, 2020).
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