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Adler, Alfred 1870-1937

Works: 900 works in 3,121 publications in 4 languages and 46,619 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Creator, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Recipient
Classifications: BF173, 131.3463
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Understanding human nature by Alfred Adler ( Book )
104 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adler explores the development of our personality, introducing all his key themes to explore the nature of the psyche, how character forms, how we see the world, and how we become who we are
The individual psychology of Alfred Adler : a systematic presentation in selections from his writings by Alfred Adler ( Book )
39 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in English and German and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals Adler's theories and contributions to the practice of psychology
The practice and theory of individual psychology by Alfred Adler ( Book )
95 editions published between 1923 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Superiority and social interest; a collection of later writings, ed. by Heinz L. Ansbacher and Rowena R. Ansbacher, with a biographical essay by Carl Fortmüller by Alfred Adler ( Book )
33 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What life should mean to you by Alfred Adler ( Book )
49 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The science of living by Alfred Adler ( Book )
44 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the founders of modern psychotherapy looks for the causes of human actions, and explores the private logic that makes humans unique, but can also discourage communication with others
The education of children by Alfred Adler ( Book )
34 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The neurotic constitution : outlines of a comparative individualistic psychology and psychotherapy by Alfred Adler ( Book )
62 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Adler discusses his theories on the comparative individualist psychology of neuroses and its implications for understanding psychopathology. Employing his theory of somatic inferiority, the author advances an emprirical basis upon which normative standards of behavior can be established and compared against deviations from the normative standards to arrive at a better understanding of what constitutes psychopathology. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Social interest, a challenge to mankind by Alfred Adler ( Book )
20 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and German and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Co-operation between the sexes : writings on women, love and marriage, sexuality, and its disorders by Alfred Adler ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and German and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychologies of 1930 by Carl Murchison ( Book )
18 editions published in 1930 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In planning Psychologies of 1930 we have tried to profit from all the serious criticisms that came to Psychologies of 1925. The former category of "Purposive Psychology" is here presented under the rubric "Hormic Psychology" and is expounded by the leading exponent of both rubrics. The large group of students who have come from Titchener's laboratory are represented by four different points of view. It may be made selfevident whether or not it is appropriate to apply the term "Structuralism" to the doctrines of this group. The present-day theories of the Leipzig laboratory are added to the Berlin group under the more general title of "Configurational Psychologies," it being definitely understood that this classification is applied by the Editor only. The three leading Russian schools of psychology are here presented in comparable, theoretical form for the first time in the English language. The Factor School of Psychology and three Analytical Psychologies appear also as distinct additions to the program of Psychologies of 1925. A separate section on some non-sectarian fundamental problems has also been added"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
The problem child : the life style of the difficult child as analyzed in specific cases by Alfred Adler ( Book )
8 editions published in 1963 in English and German and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Menschenkenntnis by Alfred Adler ( Book )
94 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indføring i individualpsykologiens teorier med en gennemgang af forskellige mennesketyper, deres karaktertræk og følelser
Problems of neurosis; a book of case histories by Alfred Adler ( Book )
17 editions published between 1929 and 1999 in English and German and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On suicide, with particular reference to suicide among young students by Paul Friedman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1967 in English and German and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über den nervösen Charakter; Grundzüge einer vergleichenden Individualpsychologie und Psychotherapie by Alfred Adler ( Book )
81 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pattern of life by Alfred Adler ( Book )
23 editions published between 1930 and 1982 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The art of understanding human nature is the art of understanding the dynamic patterns of human conduct. Alfred Adler has given us the key to this understanding in his monumental contributions to modern psychology, but before the compilation of this volume of case histories the student of the methods of Individual Psychology has been compelled to search for his case material among the German publications of Adler and his pupils. Many of these published cases deal with conditions germane to continental environments, but puzzling to American readers. The principles and practice of Individual Psychology, however, are universally valid in their application, as this volume of purely American cases demonstrates. Readers of this book should realize that it is not a comprehensive treatise on psychotherapy, but rather an outline of childhood neuroses and a key to the art of reading case histories. Its chief value lies in acquainting all those who have to deal with children and adults with the dynamic patterns of human conduct. The technique of cure can no more be taught by such a volume than the art of etching can be taught by a treatise on the various physical and chemical processes that comprise the technique of preparing and printing a copper-plate. The book will have fulfilled its purpose if it succeeds in encouraging all who study its pages to view human beings not as static machines designated by labels, but as moving, living, purpose-fulfilling entities striving for significance and security in a perplexing world"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Guiding the child on the principles of individual psychology by Alfred Adler ( Book )
28 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the leadership and inspiration of Dr. Alfred Adler, a group of physicians and educators have in the last few years organized twenty-eight child guidance clinics in Vienna, Berlin and Munich. Conducted according to the tenets of Individual Psychology, these clinics have revealed many new and stimulating problems that are as applicable to conditions in America and England as in the experimental countries. The procedure and results of the actual day-by-day work is given in this volume. The book is designed as an organized and connected account of the problems, accomplishments and failures encountered in the daily work, reported from actual experience by the experts in charge. Dr. Adler has edited the volume and assigned each subject to the specialist in that field, to the end that there may be no omission and no repetition. The result is a closely knit account of inestimable value to the welfare worker, the physician, and the forward-looking parent. The book does not sacrifice fact to popular appeal, but at the same time, it has been carefully prepared to meet the needs of the individual parent as well as the progressive group worker. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Study of organ inferiority and its psychical compensation; a contribution to clinical medicine by Alfred Adler ( Book )
22 editions published between 1917 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the beginning of the twentieth century Alfred Adler (1870- 1937) investigated the influence of physical inferiority on the development of normal and pathologic mental trends, joining in 1902 the group gathered around Freud. As early as 1907, however, his studies on organ inferiority resulted in conclusions that were irreconcilable with Freud's theories. Circa 1912 he separated from Freud and founded his own school of Individual Psychology. What Adler called "organ inferiority" is a condition that might occur as a familial tendency or as a situation in one individual. When the tendency was familial in nature one might find that a whole series of members suffered from a disorder that tended to attack one organ, and when organ inferiority is an individual tendency a disease would be liable to localize in the inferior organ since it is a common experience to find that inferior organs fail first in their functions when the organism is infected or under a particular stress. To Adler the inferiority represented a defect in the material available for the construction of a normal well balanced personality pattern, and it became a point of crystallization for the mental superstructure of compensation and hypercompensation; moreover, this organ inferiority tends to increase the feeling of inferiority experienced by every child resulting in an intensification of the striving towards an often unattainable goal. In the course of this striving the personality may become distorted and exhibit the traits of a "neurosis" or of a character disorder. This whole concept later became known popularly as the "inferiority complex" and was extended to include psychical deficiencies the personality reaction to which was often one of overcorrection of the original disorder. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Praxis und Theorie der Individualpsychologie; Vorträge zur Einführung in die Psychotherapie für Ärzte, Psychologen und Lehrer by Alfred Adler ( Book )
34 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in German and English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Adler, A. (Alfred), 1870-1937
Adler, Alfred
Adler, Alfred, 1873-1937
Adler, Alfredo, 1870-1937
Adler-Furtmüller, ... 1870-1937
Ādlers, Alfrēds, 1870-1937
Antler, Alphrent, 1870-1937
Адлер, А. (Альфред), 1870-1937
Адлер, Альфред, 1870-1937
אדלער, אלפרד, 1870-1937
אדלער, אלפרעד
אדלער, אלפרעד, 1870־1937
אדלר, אלפרד, 1870־1937
آدلر، ألفريد، 1870-1937
ألفرد آدلر، 1870-1937
アドラー, A
アドラー, アルフレッド
アドラー, アルフレート
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