According to Gordon Allport
(pioneer of trait theory), fundamental, central and secondary traits may dominate an individual behavior, customize and provide a complete picture of a person in certain circumstances respectively (Nicholson, 1998).
In 1937, Gordon Allport
catalogued some 50 definitions of personality (Allport 1937); despite the earlier work by other writers cited by Allport, the popular concept of personality as commonly described is the result of Allport, who has been termed the "inventor" of the concept of personality as popularly described in terms of traits (Nicholson 2003).
FACULTY SEEKING TO CREATE LEARNING ACTIVITIES THAT FACILITATE EXPOSURE TO AND ENHANCE THE LEARNING OF INTERPROFESSIONAL (IP) HEALTH CARE TEAM BEHAVIORS WILL BENEFIT FROM AN UNDERSTANDING OF GROUP PROCESSES AS ADVOCATED BY SOCIAL SCIENTIST GORDON ALLPORT
In 1923, the year my father was born, Gordon Allport
wrote in a private letter that, "'I have never essentially wavered from my desire to correlate Psychology and Social Ethics'" (cited in Nicholson, 2003, p.
Arne Roets and Alain Van Hiel of Ghent University in Belgium looked at what psychological scientists have learned about prejudice since the 1954 publication of an influential book, The Nature of Prejudice by Gordon Allport
Classic thinkers such as Galen, Augustine, Rene Descartes, and William James are dutifully accounted for, but the inclusion of names ranging from William Inge, Gordon Allport
, and George Combe to Donald MacKay, David Premack, and novelist Mark Salzman displays the authors substantial historical knowledge base as well as a contemporary sensibility.
One approach to tackling this problem was developed by American psychologist Gordon Allport
who argued that qualitative contact between conflicting groups is a meaningful way to reduce hostility and prejudice as well as cultivate more positive attitudes between group members.
In their writings, a virtual battery of psychological experts--ranging from Erich Fromm, Theodore Adorno and Harry Stack Sullivan, to Carl Rogers, Gordon Allport
, and Abraham Maslow--were critical of the conservative sexual morality that, at least on a surface level, seemed to dominate during the 1950s.
Professor Gordon Allport
, chair of the Harvard psychology department and one of the leading scholarly authorities on ethnic and racial prejudice, asserted that the circulation of this antisemitic literature was inspired by the Axis.
(1952) argued that individuals experience and use religion as a "means to an end" or a "master motive.
was a social psychologist well respected for his work on issues such as personality and prejudice who was also quite interested in religion.