Historical Who is Who

ALLPORT, Gordon

1897 - 1967
United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE

Pioneer of an approach to individual psychology which focusses on the importance of motives in actions and behaviour, in contrast to the alternative emphasising of underlying conditioning factors. The individual is in the process of becoming. His research on prejudice and on religion is of particular importance for moral education; it includes the distinction between 'intrinsic' and 'extrinsic' versions of both religion and ethics.

Life

http://www.goodtherapy.org/famous-psychologists/gordon-allport.html

http://psychology.about.com/od/profilesal/p/gordon-allport.htm

http://www.psych.westminster.edu/psy311/allport/ppframe.htm

Writings

Functional Autonomy of Motives http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Allport/autonomy.htm

Video

Gordon Allport talks about Freud  (5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPQhZPr88-c

 

 

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