Inventing Personality: Gordon Allport and the Science of Selfhood / Edition 1

Inventing Personality: Gordon Allport and the Science of Selfhood / Edition 1

by Ian A. M. Nicholson
     
 

ISBN-10: 155798929X

ISBN-13: 9781557989291

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Blending biography and intellectual history, this book examines Allport's early career and his concept of "personality" and its theoretical implications. Nicholson (psychology, Saint Thomas University) argues that the emergence of "personality" as an object of scientific study was rooted in the cultural politics of the 1920s and 1930s, and specifically the decline of

Overview

Blending biography and intellectual history, this book examines Allport's early career and his concept of "personality" and its theoretical implications. Nicholson (psychology, Saint Thomas University) argues that the emergence of "personality" as an object of scientific study was rooted in the cultural politics of the 1920s and 1930s, and specifically the decline of "character" as a moral category. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557989291
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Chapter 1.Introduction3
Chapter 2."Fine Character and Splendid Ideals": Allport's Early Years (1897-1915)13
Chapter 3.A New World: Harvard (1915-1919)29
Chapter 4.The Missionary Life: Robert College, Constantinople (1919-1920)55
Chapter 5.A Science of Personality: Graduate School (1920-1922)73
Chapter 6.A Psychology of the Spirit: Germany and England (1922-1924)103
Chapter 7.Constructing a Category: Personality Psychology at Harvard and Dartmouth (1924-1930)133
Chapter 8.The Politics of Moderation: Personality Psychology at Harvard (1930-1936)163
Chapter 9.Personality and Social Crisis (1937-1938)191
Chapter 10.Conclusion219
Notes227
Bibliography265
Index283
About the Author301

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