Lecture 2 - skater Weakness and work extra hard at that...

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Ed Psych 321 Lecture 2/7 19:47 What purpose does an eating disorder serve? Control, attract attention Alfred Alder  –Individual Psychology “The important thing is not what one is born with, but what use one makes of that  equipment” 5 Basic Assumptions  1. All behavior has a social meaning Peers, work, etc. = diff. communication  2. All behavior is goal-directed not necessarily realistic goals 3. Each person is indivisible w/ a unique behavior pattern 4. We strive to overcome inferiority we have something (bad eyesight, limp, etc) that is inferior 5. Behavior is a result of subjective perceptions we have our real self and our perceived self Some of Adler’s Concepts Overcoming Inferiority Compensation  weak in one area (physically) so strive in something else(academics)  Overcompensation Malformed foot, ice skating to support, overcompensate and become Olympian ice 
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Unformatted text preview: skater Weakness and work extra hard at that weakness, achieve what people are telling you you cant do Birth Order 1 st born = achiever, but thrown when 2 nd child is born last born=cuddled, babied too much, creative middle child = who will succeed 3 Unavoidable problems society work love Society to develop + maintain friendship cooperate in school + sports take interest in state, country, humanity Work Support self + family Obtain a sense of societal values of industry Be interested in work in the senses of a benefit to others Be apart of the development of a community Love Maintain equal worth of both partners Maintain a lifelong partnership Raise a family as a partnership All family members have a say, all feel self-worth, belonging, value 19:47 19:47...
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