Alfred Adler Essay

Alfred Adler
A look at his life and theories.
# 4338 | 2,335 words | 7 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Theory)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper introduces Alfred Adler, gives a little background information on his life, and later goes on to discuss his theories. The author looks at his theories on birth order characteristics, the model for life of style and and organ inferiority theory. Includes an examination of his psychological types of personalities.

From the paper:

"Alfred Adler was a prominent Austrian psychologist whose life experiences paved the way to the theories he contributed with. He suffered two life-threatening diseases, which made him want to become a physician. He believes that those incidents heightened his motivational level. He is widely known for the development of Individual Psychology. This focuses on a person?s ability to succeed in life and his or her obstacles along the way. Adler has contributed with models such as the birth order characteristics and the model for life of style. Other developments include his motivation ideas, his three psychological types or personalities, and organ inferiority theory. This is a research on his early childhood, his adulthood, his disputes with psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and his theories."

Table of Contents:

Alfred Adler's Childhood
Alfred Adler's Adulthood
The Dispute with Freud
Alfred Adler's Theories
The Style of Life Tree
B. Birth Order Characteristic Chart

Cite this Essay:

APA Format

Alfred Adler (2003, February 12) Retrieved May 08, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Alfred Adler" 12 February 2003. Web. 08 May. 2021. <>