Gordon Allport

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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 psychology.


  • with P. E. Vernon, Studies in expressive movement, New York: Macmillan, 1933.
  • Personality: A psychological interpretation, New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1937.
  • The Individual and His Religion: A Psychological Interpretation, Oxford, England: Macmillan, 1950.
  • Becoming: Basic Considerations for a Psychology of Personality,New Haven : Yale University Press, 1955.
  • Letters from Jenny, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1965.