There's a review of "The Authoritarians" at Jerry Coyne's site today. The review is written by Linda Grilli Calhoun, a "retired shrink". If you've ever wondered why rightwing nuts act that way, Altmeyer's book may provide the answer.
Altemeyer is a retired professor of psychology who taught for his entire career at the University of Manitoba. He spent his research life studying the authoritarian personality, published many articles in journals as well as a couple of books aimed at fellow psychologists.There's a link at the end of the article that leads to a free download of the book in PDF format! Very nice.