Adler+Outline - 1918 6. Visiting Professor of Medical Psych...

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Personality Theory: Alfred Adler Neo-Freudian Theories 0. Main disagreements revolved around: 0. Negativity of Freud’s theories 1. Belief that most (if not all) of adult personality is shaped by early childhood experiences 2. Emphasis on sex 3. Failure to incorporate social and cultural influences 4. Stubbornness to accept disagreements and challenges to theories Biography 0. Born Vienna, Austria 1870 0. Second of 7 children 1. Childhood trouble 1. Rickets / Pneumonia (near death -> fear of death) / Ran over twice 2. Close relationship with father (“Alfred, do not believe anything”) / Weak relationship with mother 3. Failed mathematics, then became first in class in mathematics --> Compensation 4. MD at University of Vienna 1895 5. Wrote 1st book ( The Health Book for the Tailoring Trade ) 1898 0. Began acquaintance with Freud 1902 1. Membership in Viennese Psychoanalytic School 1902 - 1911 2. Published book on organ inferiority and compensation 1907 3. Left Freud’s circle and formed own school 1911 4. The Neurotic Constitution 1912 5. Returned from war duty
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Unformatted text preview: 1918 6. Visiting Professor of Medical Psych at Long Island College of Medicine 1932 on 7. Died Aberdeen, Scotland 1937 Individual Psychology Striving from Inferiority to Superiority 6. Basic human motive = to strive from a felt minus situation towards a plus situation, from a feeling of inferiority towards superiority, perfection, totality 7. Organ Inferiority : 8. Aggression Drive : 9. Masculine Protest : 10. Superiority Striving : 11. Perfection Striving Inferiority 1. Striving for superiority : 2. Inferiority Complex : Inferiority Complex 0. stagnation of growth in which difficulties seem too immense to overcome 3. Superiority Complex : Fictional Finalism 0. persons image of the goal of her or his striving Unity of Personality Personality Development 8. Parenting Styles 9. Birth Order 0. Central argument --> Order in which born inherently effects personality Birth Order Psychological Health Safe-Guarding Strategies Adlerian Therapy...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course PSYC 2240 taught by Professor Mattheson during the Summer '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Adler+Outline - 1918 6. Visiting Professor of Medical Psych...

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