112d. A Psychological Profile of the Alt-Right

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Mar 3, 2018 (US - Eastern)

(HR) Centennial I & II



  • Patrick Forscher, Univ. of Arkansas
  • Nour Kteily, Northwestern Univ.
We surveyed 447 people identified with the 'alt-right.' Compared to 390 non alt-righters, alt-righters expressed extreme levels of overt intergroup bias. Further analyses suggest alt-righters divided into more populist and supremacist clusters. Extremism plays an important role in intergroup bias, and we argue that the contemporary focus on subtle bias is unlikely to lead to its understanding.