personality psych 4

personality psych 4 - NeoFreudians AlfredAdler

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Neo-Freudians - Alfred Adler THEORY: Early childhood experiences (social)   social interests / striving for  superiority   family life   personal goals   lifestyle o Should be a balance between social interests/striving for superiority Theory is focused on attachment – relationship between child and  parent/caregiver (1 st  love affair) o A child with a good attachment has lots of friends, grows up to get married  o A child with a bad attachment has few friends, is uncomfortable, etc. Some parents pamper their children – makes social interests way to strong,  striving for superiority too weak – exhibit inferiority complex o On the other hand, some parents neglect their children – makes striving  for superiority interests very strong, social interests too weak – exhibit  superiority complex Family life  o First borns are focused on their achievement, often focused on the past
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course PSY 10651 taught by Professor Moreland during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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