Annotated Links

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

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

A Tribute Pettigrew, T. F.(1999). Gordon Willard Allport: A Tribute. Journal of Social Issues, 55(3), 415-427.

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

Gordon Allport. Eugene White, Salisbury University, Maryland has posted his lecture notes which relate to Frager, R. & Fadiman,J. (2005)Personality and Personal Growth (6th Edition), Boston: Prentice-Hall.

Trait Theory Ron Noble and Jennifer Ostovich taught this personality class at the University of Pennsylvania in the Spring of 2004. Click to download their lecture on Trait Theory (Allport, Cattell, Eysenck, Big Five) in Microsoft PowerPoint format, and a detailed handout of the 16PF factors and The Five Factor Model (with factors and facets) to go with it in Microsoft Word format.

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.

Audio and Video


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