Gordon Allport

1897 - 1967

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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. He contributed to the formation of values scales and rejected both a psychoanalytic approach to personality, which he thought often was too deeply interpretive, and a behavioral approach, which he thought did not provide deep enough interpretations from their data. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gordon Allport has received more than 649,662 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Gordon Allport is the 33rd most popular psychologist (up from 38th in 2019), the 411th most popular biography from United States (up from 516th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Gordon Allport ranks 33 out of 182Before him are Hermann Ebbinghaus, Irvin D. Yalom, Alfred Binet, Hans Eysenck, Paul Ekman, and Karen Horney. After him are Jerome Bruner, Alfred Kinsey, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Milton H. Erickson, John Bowlby, and Hermann Rorschach.

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Among people born in 1897, Gordon Allport ranks 16Before him are Paavo Nurmi, Ludwig Erhard, Subhas Chandra Bose, Norbert Elias, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, and Georges Bataille. After him are Enid Blyton, Frank Capra, Louis Aragon, Kurt Schuschnigg, Pola Negri, and Ferenc Szálasi. Among people deceased in 1967, Gordon Allport ranks 15Before him are Spencer Tracy, Jack Ruby, Vladimir Komarov, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Clement Attlee, and André Maurois. After him are Zoltán Kodály, Ilya Ehrenburg, John Coltrane, Felix Yusupov, Johannes Itten, and Casimir Funk.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gordon Allport ranks 411 out of 15,968Before him are Doris Day (1922), Mike Tyson (1966), Richard Kiel (1939), Peter Fonda (1940), Leonard Nimoy (1931), and Dianne Wiest (1946). After him are Jennifer Lopez (1969), Jerome Bruner (1915), Iggy Pop (1947), Robert Kardashian (1944), Chet Baker (1929), and Jeff Bezos (1964).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Gordon Allport ranks 11Before him are John B. Watson (1878), Edward Thorndike (1874), B. F. Skinner (1904), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), and Paul Ekman (1934). After him are Jerome Bruner (1915), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Howard Gardner (1943), Albert Ellis (1913), and Leon Festinger (1919).