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Psychology
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PSYB30H3
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Marc A Fournier

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PSYB30Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Lecture 20
Adler
-innate feeling of inferiority that all humans have
-starts in biological terms; organ inferiority
-over time, psychology of bio fact; masculine protest
-inferiority is the hallmark of human condition from as Adlerian point of view
-Adler believed all ppl have this sense of inferiority; just a question of what you feel
inferior about and to what extent
-but no one is exempt; we all feel inferior about something
-neurotic person; the inferiority we have and the compensation that we strive to make to
overcome it
-innate tension btwn inferiority and superiority that is hallmark of the person and
neurotic person in particular
-for Adler the neurotic personality is one who deals with intense feelings of inferiority; so
intense expected to become self involved and focused; it becomes all encompassing
and pre-occupied
-the neurotic ind. can be characterized by the way they respond to the threats of self-
worth
-Adler cataloged various strategies he thought neurotic ind.s used to safeguard their
self-worth
-3 basic bundles;
1 class; rationalizing strategies; the tactical use of ones own symptoms to explain why
one cant face up to various life challenges or demands
-one way in which the neurotic ind. can protect his or her self-worth is to excuse himself
from the challenges of life given the symptoms they have
-they are excused for not having stable family/job b/c their symptoms get in the way and
so explain/excuse why they are not able to meet the demands in contemporary
societies
2-there are a series of aggressive strategies
-include devaluing others when compared to oneself, blaming others for own sense of
inferiority, or blaming oneself to receive attention from others
3-distancing; somewhat similar to rationalizing, but include efforts to restrict ones
participation in life therefore limiting the possibilities one has to fail
-refrain from taking on challenges so dont face possibility of failing
-non-aggressive ways of keeping the challenges at a distance so they cant harm you or
your self-worth
-these are the strategies that are distinctive in the lives of neurotic ppl
-although all of us may use them some point
www.notesolution.com
-all of us have to interpret our inferiority and develop some way of dealing/coping or
overcoming with that feeling
-all of us come to a way of coping with whatever it is we feel inferior about; Adler called
this style of life
-all of us have a style of life; the characteristic way we strive to handle, cope with and
overcome the things we feel inferior about
-Adler had the belief that the way in which to become acquainted with someones/ a
patients style of life was to ask them about their earliest memories
-the memory that comes to mind will reveal in some significant way the style of life they
have chosen
-earliest memories are meant to be revealing of this basic life attitude that we acquire
-denotes the style with which we handle our feeling of inferiority
-the true value of these earliest memories are not in their factual content; doesnt matter
if it is true or not, it just matters that it is the first thing you say, and that is what is
revealing
-narrative revealing itself; want the ind. to disclose the narrative they have about earliest
critical life memories the significance they have attached to whatever it is they feel
inferior about
Summary
-Adlerian idea is that of inferiority inferiority complex
-early sense of powerlessness
-Adler was largely preoccupied with inferiority and compensatory strivings; in later
career realized all of us are imbued with sense of kinship with other ppl, and we need to
do more than think about this sense of inferiority and need to think about the ways in
which they connect with other ppl or the ways in which they fail to connect with other ppl
Part III
-2nd student of Freuds; Carl Jung
-Jung famous for having been one of Freuds most prominent students; at one point was
Freuds hand chosen successor that would take his place as head of dept.
-father was scholarly man, household was rich in terms of scholarship
-member of Vienna circle; Freuds right hand man
-had a parting of the ways with Freud
-had 4 yr period as an unrelenting sequence of quasi-mystical experience; dreams and
hallucinations (known today as a psychotic episode)
-on the basis of these deeply religious experience over this period he developed his
own model of personality and ideas that distinguished him from the rest; including
archetypes
-everyone adopts a central attitude towards themselves and the world
-use of terms introversion and extroversion are dissimilar from five factor model
www.notesolution.com

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PSYB30 Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Lecture 20 Adler -innate feeling of inferiority that all humans have -starts in biological terms; organ inferiority -over time, psychology of bio fact; masculine protest -inferiority is the hallmark of human condition from as Adlerian point of view -Adler believed all ppl have this sense of inferiority; just a question of what you feel inferior about and to what extent -but no one is exempt; we all feel inferior about something -neurotic person; the inferiority we have and the compensation that we strive to make to overcome it -innate tension btwn inferiority and superiority that is hallmark of the person and neurotic person in particular -for Adler the neurotic personality is one who deals with intense feelings of inferiority; so intense expected to become self involved and focused; it becomes all encompassing and pre-occupied -the neurotic ind. can be characterized by the way they respond to the threats of self- worth -Adler cataloged various strategies he thought neurotic ind.s used to safeguard their self-worth -3 basic bundles; 1 class; rationalizing strategies; the tactical use of ones own symptoms to explain why one cant face up to various life challenges or demands -one way in which the neurotic ind. can protect his or her self-worth is to excuse himself from the challenges of life given the symptoms they have -they are excused for not having stable familyjob bc their symptoms get in the way and so explainexcuse why they are not able to meet the demands in contemporary societies 2-there are a series of aggressive strategies -include devaluing others when compared to oneself, blaming others for own sense of inferiority, or blaming oneself to receive attention from others 3-distancing; somewhat similar to rationalizing, but include efforts to restrict ones participation in life therefore limiting the possibilities one has to fail -refrain from taking on challenges so dont face possibility of failing -non-aggressive ways of keeping the challenges at a distance so they cant harm you or your self-worth -these are the strategies that are distinctive in the lives of neurotic ppl -although all of us may use them some point www.notesolution.com
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