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The Resource Inventing personality : Gordon Allport and the science of selfhood, Ian A.M. Nicholson

Inventing personality : Gordon Allport and the science of selfhood, Ian A.M. Nicholson

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Inventing personality : Gordon Allport and the science of selfhood
Title
Inventing personality
Title remainder
Gordon Allport and the science of selfhood
Statement of responsibility
Ian A.M. Nicholson
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PsycBOOKS
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Language
eng
Summary
What I emphasize in this book, is the rich interplay between the scientific language Gordon Allport deployed and the American culture in which he was embedded. Weaving together the personal and the professional, I argue against what historian Roger Smith described as the "still dominant natural-scientific view that scientific language shuts out normative meaning." Using Allport's own experience, I draw attention to some of the ways in which the science of personality was implicated in a broad cultural transformation in the language of American selfhood. In this book, I aim to go beyond the antiquated "great man" historiography of the textbooks and toward a more dynamic and socially embedded model of scientific development. Instead of celebrating Allport's individual genius, my intention is to describe the network of circumstances that lent amplitude to his voice and made his scholarly program plausible. I examine the cultural, political, and spiritual issues at stake in the ostensibly neutral scientific language of selfhood. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
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Also issued in print
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individual biography
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Nicholson, Ian A. M
Dewey number
155.2/092
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Allport, Gordon W.
  • Psychologists
  • Personality
  • Psychology
  • Personality
  • United States
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Inventing personality : Gordon Allport and the science of selfhood, Ian A.M. Nicholson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
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ocn123568109
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1st ed
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1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
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online
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)123568109
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Inventing personality : Gordon Allport and the science of selfhood, Ian A.M. Nicholson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
Control code
ocn123568109
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)123568109

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