Theorist Essay

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Running Heading: Self-Actualization and Management Models Donell Price Management in Human and Societal Development MGT May 7, 2012 Grand Canyon University Introduction Alfred Adler was known for his various theory approaches on human psychology; which he called it individual psychology. Alder had different views on human development and maturity in people. Adler’s had different views on mental health, birth order, life style how humans should learn how to cope in society, and social interest. Adler's theory suggested that every person has a sense of inferiority. From childhood, people work toward overcoming this inferiority and asserting their superiority over others. Adler referred to this as 'striving for superiority' and believed that this drive was the motivating force behind human behaviors, emotions and thoughts. (Cherry, 2012) Austrian psychiatrist Alfred Adler was credited with developing several important theories on the motivation of human behavior. He founded the school of individual psychology, a comprehensive "science of living" that focuses on the uniqueness of the individual and a person's relationships with society. (www.notablebiographies.com, 2012) Alfred Adler was born on February 7, 1870; he was born in Vienna, his come from a poor family. Adler was sick as a child and was not able to work until the age of 4 due to Ricketts; he also died at the age of five due to pneumonia. Adler was an Austrian doctor, a psychotherapist and also was the founder of individual psychology. Adler worked with both Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud who were also in psychology. Alfred Adler was known for Individual psychology, the concept of the inferiority complex and he was also President of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Alder’s theories were very important in many ways they were therapy and child development. Adler's

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