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The Resource The drive for self : Alfred Adler and the founding of individual psychology, Edward Hoffman ; foreword by Kurt A. Adler

The drive for self : Alfred Adler and the founding of individual psychology, Edward Hoffman ; foreword by Kurt A. Adler

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The drive for self : Alfred Adler and the founding of individual psychology
Title
The drive for self
Title remainder
Alfred Adler and the founding of individual psychology
Statement of responsibility
Edward Hoffman ; foreword by Kurt A. Adler
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Language
eng
Summary
As the founding father of Individual Psychology, ranked alongside Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung as one of the world's most inspired social thinkers, Alfred Adler fashioned a new understanding of personality that took the search for self out of the shadows of Freudian gloom and placed it firmly in the hands of the individual. Here at last is the first major biography of a man who has had a profound influence not only on modern and popular psychology but on the very way we think about ourselves. From Adler's early life in fin de siecle Vienna, to his break with psychoanalysis and later life in America, The Drive for Self offers a compelling portrait of both the man and his times. An early intimate of Freud and his inner circle, Adler was one of the original four participants in the Wednesday Psychological Society that became the nucleus for worldwide psychoanalysis. Impressed with Adler's brilliance, Freud referred many patients to him, including his own brother-in-law and by 1910 Adler was appointed president of their psychoanalytic group and editor of their professional journal. Yet slowly and steadily, the relationship between the two brilliant men deteriorated into bitter and lifelong enmity, as Adler refused to toe the psychoanalytic line. When Adler directly challenged basic psychoanalytic dogma about unconscious motivation and childhood sexuality, an outraged Freud removed him from his presidential and editorial posts. Hoffman throws new light on Freud by examining in depth the intense and often venomous relationship that existed between the two men - revealing both Freud's misuse of power and Adler's courage in defying both Freud and his powerful circle to begin his own school of thought. Individual Psychology ultimately reflects the life of its founder. Optimistic at its core, it focuses on the uniqueness of each person, describing us as primarily social, not biological beings. Far from being driven by forces we cannot see or control, we actively direct and create our own growth, our own future. Such is the way Adler lived: From his middle-class Jewish boyhood as a small sickly child in Vienna and an early encounter with death, to his pledge to become a healer and eventual achievement of international recognition, Adler overcame feelings of inferiority and strove for a sense of accomplishment, or what he called superiority. Here in Adler's life is the basis for so many of his theories and terms, including such popular phrases as the inferiority complex, over-compensation, and life-style, that now permeate modern psychology, education, psychotherapy, consulting, and social work, as well as our very perceptions of our own lives. With a cast of characters that includes Trotsky and Nijinsky, and set in a time of great social upheaval and change in both Europe and America, The Drive for Self is a fascinating read. Pulling from hitherto unpublished archival materials as well as extensive interviews with Adler's two surviving children, Dr. Hoffman has given us an intense and compelling portrait of a man whose impassioned life's work has proven beneficial to the world
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Hoffman, Edward
Dewey number
  • 150.19/53/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF109.A4
LC item number
H65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 J-808
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
A2373H 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adler, Alfred
  • Adler, Alfred
  • Adler, Alfred
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Adlerian psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Adlerian psychology
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Austria
Label
The drive for self : Alfred Adler and the founding of individual psychology, Edward Hoffman ; foreword by Kurt A. Adler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A viennese boyhood -- The making of a radical physician -- On his own -- Early years psychoanalysis -- Breaking with Freud -- The birth of individual psychology -- The great war -- A psychological revolutionary -- Red vienna -- Beyond austria: international prominence -- A new world in social upheaval -- Planting the flag -- Coming home -- Return to america -- The great popularizer -- Relocating to new york -- "Books like firecrackers" and mass poliitics -- Thriving during the depression -- American and european vicissitudes -- A father's anguish -- The trap of personality
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 390 pages
Isbn
9780201632804
Lccn
94005160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3107892
  • (OCoLC)29878105
  • (OCoLC)ocm29878105
  • 214582
  • 3107892
Label
The drive for self : Alfred Adler and the founding of individual psychology, Edward Hoffman ; foreword by Kurt A. Adler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A viennese boyhood -- The making of a radical physician -- On his own -- Early years psychoanalysis -- Breaking with Freud -- The birth of individual psychology -- The great war -- A psychological revolutionary -- Red vienna -- Beyond austria: international prominence -- A new world in social upheaval -- Planting the flag -- Coming home -- Return to america -- The great popularizer -- Relocating to new york -- "Books like firecrackers" and mass poliitics -- Thriving during the depression -- American and european vicissitudes -- A father's anguish -- The trap of personality
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 390 pages
Isbn
9780201632804
Lccn
94005160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3107892
  • (OCoLC)29878105
  • (OCoLC)ocm29878105
  • 214582
  • 3107892

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