| Published: June 25, 2016
Person of the Month: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)
Alfred Adler was an Austrian doctor and therapist who is best-known for forming the school of thought known as individual psychology. He is also remembered for his concept of the inferiority complex, which he believed played a major part in the formation of personality. Alder was initially a colleague of Sigmund Freud, helped establish psychoanalysis, and was a founding member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Adler’s theory focused on looking at the individual as a whole, which is why he referred to his approach as individual psychology. Adler was eventually expelled from Freud’s psychoanalytic circle, but he went on to have a tremendous impact on the development of psychotherapy. He also had an important influence on many other great thinkers including Abraham Maslow and Albert Ellis.
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© 2016 Ankit Patel
Received: April 12, 2016; Revision Received: May 01, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016