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    Author Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist, was born in February 7, 1870. Adler was the second of seven children. While growing up, Adler suffered from physical ailments which included rickets and pneumonia. True to his theory on birthing order, Alder was always competitive with his older brother. Alfred Adler was already a part of the medical field. He started his medical career as an ophthalmologist and went on at a later date became a general practicnoer. One of the main areas of interest for Alder was the psychological effects of inferiority. This interest became the driving force behind his interest in psychology. In 1902, Adler joined Sigmund Freud’s informal discussion group. Yet, he never saw himself as part of the group collective…

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    Audre Lorde said, “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Although they do share some similarities, Alfred Adler and Sigmund Freud’s differences were substantial. Adler and Freud had once paved the way for modern day psychology together, but were inevitably torn apart by their differences in psychological theory. Adler had a very positive, somewhat appreciative point of view on religion, believing it bettered people.…

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    Alfred Adler Compensation

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    HOW DİD FİND TO TERM OF COMPENSATİON? Alfred Adler, founder of the school of individual psychology, introduced the term compensation in relation to inferiority feelings. In his book Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Physical Compensation (1907) he describes this relationship: If one feels inferior (weak) he / she (usually) tries to compensate for it somewhere else. Adler's motivation to investigate this was from personal experience. He was a very sickly child. He was unable to walk till…

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    Adlerian Art Therapy

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    represent their inner feelings and conflicts” (Degges-White, p. 1). While there are a number of theoretical approaches, this paper focuses on Adlerian art therapy, which incorporates a framework based off Alfred Alder’s Individual Psychology. Through the examination of research journals and academic textbooks, the following paper will discuss Alfred Adler, his development of Individual Psychology, and the emergence of Adlerian art therapy, including…

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    Alfred Adler was an influential person in the world of psychology. He was a psychotherapist and physician from Austria, and developed many psychological concepts and ideas. He is the founder of Adlerian Psychology, and is considered by many as a humanitarian and philanthropist. He believed in civil rights, democracy, and overall public health. Adler believed that every person, man or woman, should strive to be the best they can be, and that everyone should treat each other with respect. He…

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    Paradox In Everyday Life

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    or persistence. It could be that one characteristic of a personality will not define which side of the paradox a person will inhibit. But, just how it takes multiple genes to express skin pigment. It can take different personality characteristics to decide which side of the paradox someone will express. The creativity of the personality still assisted in deciding which side of the paradox the person expressed. Whether it would be multiple sides or just one. Being creative and open-minded can…

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    Alfred Adler was born in Rudolfsheim, near Vienna, Austria. His father was a grain merchant, and his mother was a stay at home mom. Alfred was born into a religiously nonobservant family, but they were ethnically Jewish, and they were lower middle class. Adler was profoundly affected by the death of a close younger brother, his own near death experience, and from the rickets he suffered from as a child. (Edwards. 2010) He was constantly trying to outdo his older brother even though he was…

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    Psychodynamic Approach

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    insincerity to a way of life which goes unquestioned by millions in their everyday life (Jung, C.G. 1933). Alfred Adler developed individual Theory or Adlerian Individual Psychology. Freud named Adler the president of Viennese Analytic Society and the co-editor of the organizations newsletter. Adler was a world renowned philosopher and psychiatrist, stressed the need to understand individuals within their social context. During the early 1900's, Adler began addressing such crucial and…

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    There many personality theories that can be related to the film Divergent. Two of which are Alfred Alder’s theory of individual psychology, looking specifically at striving for superiority and Gordon Allport’s trait theory. Personality is the “organization of a person’s character, temperament, intellect, and physique, which determines his unique adjustment to the environment” (Eysenck, 1970). These two theories examine how personality develops and features of an individual or group’s…

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    Personality is a unique concept that is constantly changing. I have always assumed that I knew a lot about my personality, but I have been able to dig a lot deeper in the process of writing this paper. I have applied Alfred Adler’s, Abraham Maslow’s, and Carl Jung’s personality theories to my own personality. In the process of doing so, I have learned a lot about myself and about the way that other people around me view my personality. According to Alfred Adler, each individual develops…

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