Allport, Gordon W(illard)

Allport, Gordon W(illard)

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(born Nov. 11, 1897, Montezuma, Ind., U.S.—died Oct. 9, 1967, Cambridge, Mass.) U.S. psychologist. He taught at Harvard University (1930–67), becoming noted for his theory of personality, which focused on the adult self rather than on childhood or infantile emotions and experiences, set forth in books such as Personality (1937). In The Nature of Prejudice (1954) he made important contributions to the analysis of prejudice.

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