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Gordon Allport (1446)

Interests
General psychology, humanistic psychology, personality and social psychology, psychology and religion, teaching of psychology
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1897, Montezuma, Indiana, USA
Died
1967, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Short Biography
Gordon Willard Allport (November 11, 1897 – October 9, 1967) was an American psychologist. Allport was one of the first psychologists to focus on the study of the personality, and is often referred to as one of the founding figures of personality ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • AB Harvard University, 1919
  • PhD Harvard University, 1922
Appointments & Honors
  • Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, 1926-30
  • Assistant Professor, 1930-42, Professor, 1942-67, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
  • President, APA, 1939
  • Editor, Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1937-49
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1964
Principal Publications
  • 1921 Personality traits: Their classification and measurement. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 16, 6-40 (with F. H. Allport).
  • 1927 Concepts of trait and personality. Psychological Bulletin, 24, 284-93.
  • 1933 Studies in Expressive Movement. Macmillan (with P. E. Vernon).
  • 1937 Personality: A Psychological Interpretation. Holt.
  • 1937 The functional autonomy of motives. American Journal of Psychology, 50, 141-56.
  • 1954 The Nature of Prejudice. Addison-Wesley.
  • 1955 Becoming: Basic Considerations for a Psychology of Personality. Yale University Press.
  • 1960 The open system in personality theory. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 61, 301-10.
  • 1961 Pattern and Growth in Personality. Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
  • 1962 The generai'and the unique in psychological science. Journal of Personality, 30, 405-22.
  • 1966 Traits revisited. American Psychologist, 21, 1-10. A complete list of Allport's wntmgs may be found in G. W. Allport (1968) The Person in Psychology: Selected Essays. Beacon Press.