Allport, Gordon

Allport, Gordon (Willard)

(1897–1967) psychologist; born in Montezuma, Ind. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1922, then spent 1922–24 in Europe on a fellowship. He was instructor of social ethics at Harvard (1924–26) and assistant professor of psychology at Dartmouth (1926–30); he returned to Harvard's psychology faculty in 1930, where he became Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in 1966. His most influential work was Personality: A Psychological Interpretation (1937), revised as Patterns and Growth in Personality (1961). Among his several innovative approaches to the study of human psychology was his use of individuals' personal writings and artistic creations. He was a guest professor at various institutions, served as president of the American Psychological Association from 1939–40, and was awarded the American Psychological Foundation's gold medal in 1963.
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Cantril, Hadley and Allport, Gordon, The Psychology of Radio, New York Harper and Bros.
Mayor of Solihull Gary Allport, Gordon Hull, manager and registrar of Solihull cemeteries, Joan Lloyd, chairwoman of Friends of Woodlands Cemetery, Ian Keagle, head of Environmental Health and Lady Mayoress Gail Thompson.
Mayor of Solihull Gary Allport, Gordon Hull, Joan Lloyd, Ian Keagle and Lady Mayoress Gail Thompson.