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Psych 332-01

by: Malika Jarrett

Psych 332-01 PSY-332-01

Malika Jarrett

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those notes cover the theory of Adler by looking as two case studies of Toshimi and Martin
Psychology of Personality
Dr. Reno
Class Notes
adler, personality, Psychology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Malika Jarrett on Monday October 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY-332-01 at Dean College taught by Dr. Reno in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Psychology of Personality in Psychology (PSYC) at Dean College.


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Date Created: 10/03/16
9.30.16 Friday, September 30, 2016 1:10 PM - Sometimes inferiority leads to an inferiority complex ○ Overwhelmed by the feelings of inferiority ○ Stop trying ○ Usually paired with a conscious or unconscious superiority complex ○ Unconscious -n longer thinking about it… not of focus People" Strive For Superiority" - Inferiority initiate "striving for superiority" ○ Normal, innate, ongoing - Fundamental fact of life ○ Search to overcome IF Search for perfection, completion, IF, significance ○ - This urge toward completion or significance motivates each person ○ Conscious… future oriented ○ IF feelings of the past drive someone in the future leading to a SF - Sometimes people develop a superiority complex When people overcompensate for normal feelings of inferiority ○ ○ Boastful, overly critical of otherfcentered Striving for Superiority Provides a Purpose for Living - Our purpose: to obtain our ideas ○ Strive for these imagined ideals… for perceived goals that give direction to our behaviors ○ Guided by our future expectations not the past - Fictional finalism: set goals to move to completion (purpose) ○ Ideas that guide our behavior ○ Ex.: Martin… successful and sophisticated; Toshimi… athletic People Pursue "Social Interest" - Def ○ Cooperating with others to achieve a goal ○ Having things in common with others Working with others to better society ○ ○ Not just about me, but others as well People Pursue "Social Interest" - Def ○ Cooperating with others to achieve a goal ○ Having things in common with others ○ Working with others to better society ○ Not just about me, but others as well - Case: Martin ○ Personal success but little personal interest - Case: Toshimi ○ Has bother personal success and personal interest - Alder's view ○ Necessary part of development How Personality Develops - Factors "organ inferiority" ○ ○ Parental influence ○ Birth order 1. Organ inferiority a. Physiological defect that leads to strong IF b. Compensate - avoid adapting poorly- too much (over) or too little (under) 2. Parental pampering/spoiling a. Ex. Toshimi b. Too much attention- may lead the child to do less, less capable c. Robs child of independence, initiative d. Amplifies IF 3. Parental neglect a. Ex. Martin b. Too little attention, care c. Become adults… less warm, fewer personal relations, uneasy with close relations, touching People Develop "Sides of Life" - People express their "striving for superiority" in their styles of life ○ Ex. Martin… successful and sophisticated ○ Style of life = unique character structure or pattern of behavior


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