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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 796,970 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Gordon Allport is the 35th most popular psychologist (down from 33rd in 2019), the 444th most popular biography from United States (down from 411th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Psychologist.

Gordon Allport was an American psychologist who is famous for his contributions to the field of personality psychology. He is particularly known for his development of the trait theory of personality, which emphasized the importance of individual differences in human behavior and cognition. Allport was also a prominent advocate for the study of social attitudes and the role of prejudice and discrimination in society.

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Among psychologists, Gordon Allport ranks 35 out of 183Before him are Gustav Fechner, Karen Horney, Jerome Bruner, Paul Ekman, Howard Gardner, and Milton H. Erickson. After him are Hans Eysenck, John Bowlby, Hermann Rorschach, Eric Berne, Albert Ellis, and Aaron T. Beck.

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Among people born in 1897, Gordon Allport ranks 19Before him are Georges Bataille, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Norbert Elias, Pola Negri, Thích Quảng Đức, and Louis Aragon. After him are Enid Blyton, Ferenc Szálasi, Kurt Schuschnigg, Frank Capra, Soong Mei-ling, and Yun Posun. Among people deceased in 1967, Gordon Allport ranks 17Before him are Edward Hopper, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Jack Ruby, Felix Yusupov, André Maurois, and Zoltán Kodály. After him are Ilya Ehrenburg, Johannes Itten, John Coltrane, Rodion Malinovsky, Richard Kuhn, and Françoise Dorléac.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gordon Allport ranks 444 out of 18,182Before him are Oliver Stone (1946), George Clooney (1961), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Joan Crawford (1904), and Louisa May Alcott (1832). After him are Tennessee Williams (1911), Cliff Burton (1962), Montgomery Clift (1920), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), John Wayne Gacy (1942), and Glenn Close (1947).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Gordon Allport ranks 14Before him are Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Jerome Bruner (1915), Paul Ekman (1934), Howard Gardner (1943), and Milton H. Erickson (1901). After him are Albert Ellis (1913), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), and Martin Seligman (1942).