Gordon Allport's Personality Theory


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Allport was a scholar in what field?

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1. Gandhi is a good historical example of someone with which kind of trait?

2. Jess really loves kids and is an elementary school teacher. However, she can't stand it when parents take their kids to a movie she's attending because of their whining. Which type of trait accounts for the difference in Jess' attitude?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gordon Allport was a psychologist with theories about personality. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of those theories. You will be assessed on the types of traits Allport defined.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • How personality is shaped, according to Gordon Allport
  • Ghandi's personality traits.
  • Biographical information about Allport

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Gordon Allport's Personality Theory lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the personality traits defined by Allport
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the personality traits defined by Allport

Additional Learning

To learn more about the personality theories of Gordon Allport, review the accompanying lesson Gordon Allport's Personality Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the historical progression of personality theory
  • Describe Allport's theory on the origin of traits
  • Differentiate between cardinal, central, and secondary traits