Early Life and Educational Background
John Duckitt was born in 1946 in a small town in the rural Western Cape of South Africa. He obtained a BA majoring in Psychology from the University of Cape Town in 1969 and later an MA qualifying as Clinical Psychologist from the University of Natal in 1980. His interest in the psychology of racism and authoritarianism then lead him to complete a research PhD in Social Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1980.
After obtaining his BA in 1969, John Duckitt spent 5 years immersed in radical politics from which he emerged disillusioned but with an interest in understanding politics and its darker manifestations scientifically. His first academic appointment was as lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. While doing the research for his PhD, he was employed as a researcher in the Institute for Sociological and Demographic Research at the South African Human Sciences...
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