Axia College Material
Using the matrix, list at least five events or major concepts from each of the
three periods in the history of modern personality psychology
1930 - 1950
1950 - 1970
Personality psychology was in fact
born within psychology
departments in American
universities in the 1930s.
First was Gordon Allport’s (1937)
psychology of the individual, in
which he wrote a text on the
Then there was Murray’s (1938)
In addition there was the trait
theories, which offered by Cattell
(1947) and Eysenck (1952).
Then there were Rogers’s (1942)
Thus, Kelly’s (1955) cognitive
theory of personal constructs.
Finally yet importantly were
Erikson’s (1950) psychosocial
theory of personality development,
and various derivatives of
American behaviorism and social