Gordon W. Allport

Gordon W. Allport: (ôl´pôrt), 1897–1967, American psychologist, b. Montezuma, Ind. One of the first psychologists to study personality, Allport researched human attitudes, prejudices, and religious beliefs. His theory of personality, which rejected both Freudian psychology and behaviorism, emphasized the uniqueness of the individual and the need to treat problems in terms of present conditions as opposed to childhood experiences. He wrote Personality (1937), The Individual and His Religion (1950), and The Nature of Prejudice (1954).

See the study by R. J. Evans (1971).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Gordon Allport: The Man and His Ideas
Richard I. Evans.
E.P. Dutton, 1970
The Nature of Prejudice
Gordon W. Allport.
Perseus Books, 1979
The Nature of Personality: Selected Papers
Gordon W. Allport.
Addison-Wesley, 1950
The Use of Personal Documents in Psychological Science: Prepared for the Committee on Appraisal of Research
Gordon W. Allport.
Social Science Research Council, 1951
Youth's Outlook on the Future: A Cross-National Study
James M. Gillespie; Gordon W. Allport.
Doubleday, 1955
The Founders of Humanistic Psychology
Roy José DeCarvalho.
Praeger, 1991
Librarian’s tip: "Gordon W. Allport" begins on pgs. 17 and 84, "Allport's Schemata of Values" begins on p. 101, and "Allport's Nomothetic and Morphogenic Studies" begins on p. 115
An Introduction to Theories of Personality
Robert B. Ewen.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998 (5th edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Gordon W. Allport, Henry A. Murray: Trait Theory/ Personology"
Personality: A Topical Approach: Theories, Research, Major Controversies, and Emerging Findings
Robert B. Owen.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Allport's Trait Theory"
The Study of Personality: A Book of Readings
Howard Brand.
John Wiley & Sons, 1954
Librarian’s tip: "The Psychological Theory of 'Traits' " begins on p. 120
Tensions That Cause Wars
Hadley Cantril; Joint Center for Urban Studies.
University of Illinois Press, 1950
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Role of Expectancy" by Gordon W. Allport
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