Alfred Adler's Personality Theory Term Paper by Joe K

Alfred Adler's Personality Theory
A biography and description of Alfred Alder's personality theory.
# 6803 | 2,055 words | 6 sources | APA | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 07, 2003 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social)

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Alfred Adler developed a theory of personality that describes how social interaction, birth order, life style, and family influences combine to form the personality of a person. Besides these things he also used the terms "finalism," which describes a goal or ambition that drives a person, and "superiority," which is a persons drive to be perfect. Different studies will are used to verify and expand his original work.

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"Alfred Adler, born in 1870, was the second of six children. He had a self-described "bad" childhood. He dealt with illnesses and accidents and he witnessed one of his bothers die (Engler, 1995). His father thought that Adler would amount to a lot. He later went to school where he was only a mediocre student. After coming close to quitting school, he turned his academic career around and became an outstanding student. He then went to medical school and became a neurologist (Engler, 1995)."

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