Gordon Allport Birthday, Date of Birth

Gordon Allport

Gordon Willard Allport (November 11, 1897 – October 9, 1967) was an American psychologist. Allport was one of the first psychologists to focus on the study of the personality, and is often referred to as one of the founding figures of personality psychology. He contributed to the formation of values scales and rejected both a psychoanalytic approach to personality, which he thought often was too deeply interpretive, and a behavioral approach, which he thought did not provide deep enough interpretations from their data. Instead of these popular approaches, he developed an eclectic theory based on traits. He emphasized the uniqueness of each individual, and the importance of the present context, as opposed to past history, for understanding the personality.

Allport had a profound and lasting influence on the field of psychology, even though his work is cited much less often than that of other well-known figures. Part of his influence stemmed from his knack for exploring and broadly conceptualizing important and interesting topics (e.g. rumor, prejudice, religion, traits). Another part of his influence resulted from the deep and lasting impression he made on his students during his long teaching career, many of whom went on to have important careers in psychology. Among his many students were Jerome S. Bruner, Anthony Greenwald, Stanley Milgram, Leo Postman, Thomas Pettigrew, and M. Brewster Smith. His brother Floyd Henry Allport, was professor of social psychology and political psychology at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (in Syracuse, New York) from 1924 until 1956, and visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Allport as the 11th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Thursday, November 11, 1897
Place of Birth
Montezuma
Age
123
Star Sign

The November 11, 1897 was a Thursday under the star sign of . It was the 314 day of the year. President of the United States was William McKinley.

If you were born on this day, you are 123 years old. Your last birthday was on the Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 77 days ago. Your next birthday is on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in 287 days. You have lived for 45,002 days, or about 1,080,061 hours, or about 64,803,672 minutes, or about seconds.

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11th of November 1897 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 11, 1897

NEW JURY TO TRY THORN; Serious Illness of Magnus Larsen Makes It Necessary to Have a New Panel. AN ABRUPT ENDING TO-DAY It Is Feared that the Recent Publicity of the Case Will Cause Much Delay in Procuring Twelve Men -- Plan of the Defense.

Date: 12 November 1897

Juror Larsen Ill; New Panel

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Yellow Fever Study in Cuba.

Date: 12 November 1897

Death

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NEWS OF THE RAILROADS.; The Vanderbilt Said to be Negotiating for the "Clover Leaf" Road.

Date: 12 November 1897

Sale to Vanderbilts Rumored

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THE JOURNEY TO KLONDIKE; Situation in the Gold Region Altogether Encouraging in Spite of Many Disadvantages. YUKON SWALLOWS FIFTY LIVES Narrow Escape of the Correspondent -- Less Than 2,000 of the 6,000 Persons Who Have Tried Have Gone Down Over the Pass.

Date: 12 November 1897

Special Correspondence of The New York Times.E. LE ROY PELLETIER

Klondike Gold Fields Letters to The Times

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DURRANT'S LIFE PROLONGED.; He Gets a Respite from the Supreme Court of California on a Writ of Probable Cause.

Date: 12 November 1897

United States Supreme Court Refuses Habeas Corpus Writ

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LAURIER AND RECIPROCITY.; London Daily News Comments on Canada's Preferential Tariff.

Date: 12 November 1897

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CHANGE IN YALE'S TEAM.; Half Back Dudley Called Home by His Mother's Death.

Date: 12 November 1897

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The National Pension Roll.

Date: 12 November 1897

L. MOFFATT

L. MOFFATT

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"NEWSPAPER SKETCHES."

Date: 11 November 1897

Candidates' Election Expenses Accounts Too Obscure; "Newspaper Sketches"

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WHEAT UP IN CHICAGO.; May Option Closed Yesterday Two Cents Higher than Tuesday.

Date: 11 November 1897

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