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Author Grey, Loren.

Title Alfred Adler, the forgotten prophet : a vision for the 21st century / Loren Grey.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  150.1953 A237A    Check Shelf
Description x, 158 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Who Was Alfred Adler? -- 2. Inferiority Feelings and the Fictive Goal -- 3. The Paradox of Laws -- 4. The Style of Life -- 5. Holism and the Unconscious Mind -- 6. Equality and Masculine Protest -- 7. Self-Actualization and Social Interest -- 8. Major Factors That Influence the Personality Development of the Child -- 9. Diagnosing the Lifestyle -- 10. The Meaning and Significance of Dreams -- 11. Adlerian Family Counseling -- 12. Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs -- 13. Can Humanity Survive?
Summary Adler, Freud, and Jung were the key figures in the development of psychology as we know it. Yet, while Freud and Jung are widely studied and debated, Adler is far less well known. Nonetheless, as Loren Grey demonstrates, some of Adler's novel early precepts are valuable tools for personality diagnosis, even to this day. Examples include his belief in the social equality of all human beings, regardless of race, position, class, or gender; that all human behavior is logical - however bizarre or psychotic its goal may be; that mistaken precepts about others, being learned, can be unlearned; and in the importance of understanding the dynamics behind the family interactions with particular emphasis on the ordinal position of each child in the family constellation. Many of these ideas, though ignored or rejected by the early Freudians and Jungians, have become part of the post-Freudian movements in psychology and counseling. In this book, Grey systematically examines the life and ideas of Alfred Adler as well as the approaches taken by his leading students. Many of Adler's early supporters felt that he was 100 years ahead of his time; Grey demonstrates that many of his approaches can serve humanity well in the new millennium. This text provides an important survey for students, scholars, and practitioners of psychology.
Subject Adler, Alfred, 1870-1937.
Adlerian psychology.
Psychoanalysis -- History.
Adler, Alfred, 1870-1937
Psychoanalytic Theory. (DNLM)D011574
Psychoanalysis -- history. (DNLM)D011572Q000266
Adler, Alfred, 1870-1937. (OCoLC)fst00040157
Adlerian psychology. (OCoLC)fst00796707
Psychoanalysis. (OCoLC)fst01081235
Adler, Alfred 1870-1937 (DE-588)118500686
Psychoanalyse (DE-588)4047689-3
Adler, Alfred.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Grey, Loren. Alfred Adler, the forgotten prophet. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998 (OCoLC)606946639
ISBN 0275960722 (alk. paper)
9780275960728 (alk. paper)
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