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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Gordon W. Allport: Selected full-text books and articles

Gordon Allport: The Man and His Ideas By Richard I. Evans E.P. Dutton, 1970
The Nature of Personality: Selected Papers By Gordon W. Allport Addison-Wesley, 1950
Youth's Outlook on the Future: A Cross-National Study By James M. Gillespie; Gordon W. Allport Doubleday, 1955
The Founders of Humanistic Psychology By 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 By 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 By Robert B. Owen Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998
Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "Allport's Trait Theory"
The Study of Personality: A Book of Readings By Howard Brand John Wiley & Sons, 1954
Librarian's tip: "The Psychological Theory of 'Traits' " begins on p. 120
Tensions That Cause Wars By Joint Center for Urban Studies; Hadley Cantril University of Illinois Press, 1950
Librarian's tip: Chap. 2 "The Role of Expectancy" by Gordon W. Allport
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