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Understanding Human Nature

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2010 Reprint of 1927 English Edition. Adler provides a practical understanding of how childhood shapes adult life, which in turn might benefit society as a whole. Unlike the culturally elitist Freud, Adler believed that the work of understanding should not be the preserve of psychologists alone, but a vital undertaking for everyone to pursue, given the bad consequences of ignorance. This approach to psychology was unusually democratic for psychoanalytic circles. It is a work ...
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Overview

2010 Reprint of 1927 English Edition. Adler provides a practical understanding of how childhood shapes adult life, which in turn might benefit society as a whole. Unlike the culturally elitist Freud, Adler believed that the work of understanding should not be the preserve of psychologists alone, but a vital undertaking for everyone to pursue, given the bad consequences of ignorance. This approach to psychology was unusually democratic for psychoanalytic circles. It is a work that anyone can read and understand.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578989843
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 739,909
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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Colin Brett is an accredited Adlerian counselor and former Training Officer of the Adlerian Society of Great Britain. He is the translator of Adler's Understanding Human Nature and the editor of What Life Could Mean to You.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface 15
Introduction 16
Pt. 1 Fundamentals of Character Development
1 What is the Psyche? 27
2 Social Aspects of Mental Life 34
3 The Child and Society 39
4 The World We Live In 47
5 Aspects of Unreality 57
6 The Inferiority Complex 66
7 Psychological Characteristics 83
8 Male and Female 104
9 The Family Constellation 126
Pt. 2 The Science of Character
10 General Considerations 135
11 Aggressive Character Traits 157
12 Non-Aggressive Character Traits 188
13 Other Expressions of Character 202
14 Feelings and Emotions 212
15 General Remarks on Child-Rearing and Education 223
Conclusion 229
Glossary of Key Terms 231
Selected Bibliography 233
Index 234
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