Neoanalytic Approach Introduction to the Neoanalytic Approach Background ? Fundamental Changes from Freudian theory Importance of Sexuality Interpersonal Relationships Conscious Main Themes Ego Human Relationships (psychosocial theories) Weaknesses Falsifiability Incomplete Strengths Lessened hostility surrounding Freud Made theory more logical/coherent Led to Modern Empirical Support Alfred Adler (1870-1937) Background and Break with Freud Social Interest. Social Interest: innate desire to relate productively and positively with others Inferiority - Personal History Organ Inferiority Striving for Superiority Feelings of Inferiority ? Inferiority Complex Social interest ? Lifestyle Definition - is one's personality, the unity of the personality, the individual form of creative opinion about oneself, the problems of life and his whole attitude to life and others. Basic Lifestyles dominating others dependence on others Avoidance being useful to others Birth Order Personal History Positions Firstborns Second Born Last Born Modern Theories / Support: Sulloway (1996) Theory: Firstborns vs. Later-Borns Sibling Rivalry shape history? Modern Theories / Support: Paulhus et al. (1999) Studied siblings within same family -
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