Gordon Allport

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Gordon Willard Allport (November 11, 1897 – October 9, 1967) was an American psychologist.wikipedia
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Personality

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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.
Personality psychology is divided among the first theorists, with a few influential theories being posited by Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Gordon Allport, Hans Eysenck, Abraham Maslow, and Carl Rogers.

Personality psychology

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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.
Gordon Allport (1937) described two major ways to study personality: the nomothetic and the idiographic.

Prejudice

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Part of his influence stemmed from his knack for exploring and broadly conceptualizing important and interesting topics (e.g. rumor, prejudice, religion, traits).
Gordon Allport defined prejudice as a "feeling, favorable or unfavorable, toward a person or thing, prior to, or not based on, actual experience".

Rumor

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Part of his influence stemmed from his knack for exploring and broadly conceptualizing important and interesting topics (e.g. rumor, prejudice, religion, traits).
His student was another pioneer in the field, Gordon Allport.

Floyd Henry Allport

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His brother Floyd Henry Allport, was professor of social psychology and political psychology at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (in Syracuse, New York) from 1924 until 1956, and visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley.
His three brothers were Fayette W., Harold E., and Gordon W. Allport, also a psychologist.

Values scale

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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.
Gordon Allport, a student of American philosopher and psychologist Eduard Spranger, believed that an individual's philosophy is founded upon the values or basic convictions that a person holds about what is and is not important in life.

Stanley Milgram

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Among his many students were Jerome S. Bruner, Anthony Greenwald, Stanley Milgram, Leo Postman, Thomas Pettigrew, and M. Brewster Smith.
Milgram had a number of significant influences, including psychologists Solomon Asch and Gordon Allport.

Political psychology

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His brother Floyd Henry Allport, was professor of social psychology and political psychology at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (in Syracuse, New York) from 1924 until 1956, and visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Gordon Allport (1897-1967) realized the study of traits introducing central, secondary, cardinal and common traits.

Montezuma, Indiana

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Allport was born in Montezuma, Indiana, the youngest of four sons of John Edwards and Nellie Edith (Wise) Allport.
Montezuma is the birthplace of Gordon Allport (1897–1967), a noted personality theorist.

Glenville High School

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In 1915, he graduated second in his class at Glenville High School at the age of eighteen.

Jerome Bruner

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Among his many students were Jerome S. Bruner, Anthony Greenwald, Stanley Milgram, Leo Postman, Thomas Pettigrew, and M. Brewster Smith.

Allport's Scale

It was devised by psychologist Gordon Allport in 1954.

M. Brewster Smith

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Among his many students were Jerome S. Bruner, Anthony Greenwald, Stanley Milgram, Leo Postman, Thomas Pettigrew, and M. Brewster Smith.

The Nature of Prejudice

The Nature of Prejudice is a 1954 social psychology book by American psychologist Gordon Allport, on the topic of prejudice.

Labels of primary potency

"Labels of primary potency" (LoPP) describe the salient and powerful social labels that “act like shrieking sirens, deafening us to all finer discriminations that we might otherwise perceive.” The term was coined by Gordon Allport in his book, The Nature of Prejudice.

Contact hypothesis

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Of them, social psychologist Gordon Allport united early research in this vein under intergroup contact theory.

Lexical hypothesis

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This is similar to Goldberg's fundamental lexical hypothesis, or the hypothesis that over time, humans develop widely used, generic terms for individual differences in their daily interactions.
Although this figure is similar in size to the German and English estimates offered by earlier researchers, Gordon Allport and Henry S. Odbert revealed this to be a severe underestimate in a 1936 study.

Psychologist

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Gordon Willard Allport (November 11, 1897 – October 9, 1967) was an American psychologist.

Behavior

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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.

Religion

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Part of his influence stemmed from his knack for exploring and broadly conceptualizing important and interesting topics (e.g. rumor, prejudice, religion, traits).

Anthony Greenwald

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Among his many students were Jerome S. Bruner, Anthony Greenwald, Stanley Milgram, Leo Postman, Thomas Pettigrew, and M. Brewster Smith.

Leo Postman

Among his many students were Jerome S. Bruner, Anthony Greenwald, Stanley Milgram, Leo Postman, Thomas Pettigrew, and M. Brewster Smith.

Social psychology

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His brother Floyd Henry Allport, was professor of social psychology and political psychology at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (in Syracuse, New York) from 1924 until 1956, and visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley.

Syracuse University

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His brother Floyd Henry Allport, was professor of social psychology and political psychology at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (in Syracuse, New York) from 1924 until 1956, and visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley.