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Annotated Links

Allport A whiteboard video animation on the life of Gordon Allport. Runs 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

e-Textbook From the electronic textbook created for undergraduate and graduate courses in Personality Theories by George Boeree of Shippensburg University.

Gordon Allport Wiki Includes pages on Allport’s early life, trait theory, and his visit with Freud.

Social Psychology Then and Now Writing for the APS Observer, Anthony G. Greenwald describes the life and work of Gordon Allport including his work related to attitudes, IAT, prejudice, values, and more. From January 2013.

Why should we care about Gordon Allport? Text of a talk given at the March 14th, 2001 Allport Award Dinner to the St. Olaf Psychology Department Faculty and Students by Chuck Huff.

Assignments, Exercises, and Activities

Electronic Texts

Allport (1937). Gordon Allport (1937) The Functional Autonomy of Motives. American Journal of Psychology, 50, 141-156. The Psychology Classics archive at York University includes this paper where Allport first describes the concept of functional autonomy by through examples of the sailor, the musician, the city-dweller and the miser.

Examples and Illustrations

Lecture Notes

Slide Presentations

Slide Presentation Lecture and lecture notes by Sandra K. Webster, Westminster College.

Tests, Measures, and Scales

Values Test George Boeree of Shippensburg University adapted the following test from A Study of Values, by Allport, Vernon, and Lindzey to provide insight into the theories of Gordon Allport's. Boeree warns that due to the brevity of the test the results should not be taken too seriously.

Multimedia Resources

Allport A whiteboard video animation on the life of Gordon Allport. Runs 2 minutes and 19 seconds.


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