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Alfred Adler 1870 - 1937
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Theoretical Differences with Freud Drive disagreed with Freud’s emphasis on sex/aggression believed basic drive was striving for perfection/ideal Adler believed in individual control Adler believed that present behavior is guided by future goals not past experiences Teology versus Causality Adler believed more in conscious awareness than the power of the unconscious.
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Overview of Theory People are born physically weak Physical weakness leads to feelings of inferiority, desire for growth, and dependence on others. Feelings of unity with others develop as the ultimate standard for psychological health.
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6 Key Points of Theory 1. One driving force: Striving for Perfection 2. People’s subjective perceptions ( fictions ) shape behaviors/personality 3. Personality is unified and consistent ( Individual Psychology) 4. Psychological health and value seen through Social Interest 5. Personality is reflected in one’s style of life 6. Style of life is molded by a person’s creative power
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYC 200.209 taught by Professor Rachelpfeiri during the Spring '11 term at Johns Hopkins.

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