Alfred Adler

Austrian Psychotherapist (2/5/1870-3/28/1937)

WHAT HE WAS FAMOUS FOR:

Alfred was best known for being the founder of Individual Psychology in 1912 (Alderian psychology). He set up child counseling clinics in Vienna where he introduced group training and guidance procedures. . His work worked primary with the social aspect of peoples life/behaviors and the peoples ability to create positive social change/impact. He also studied children and how they grow based on their siblings

HOW DID HIS RESEARCH EFFECT PSYCOLOGICAL THOUGHT:

His work focused and drew attention to community life, prevention, and population health. He emphasized the social awareness of change and positivity. His work largely influenced psychotherapeutic practice and contemporary thought without retaining a separate identity. He started studying a persons need to feel and came up with the term "inferiority complex".

HOW DID HIS RESEARCH EFFECT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN:

Terms such as; "compensation" and "inferiority complex" are used everyday. His research is still studied to help understand the social patterns of people and how individual behavior effects "community" as a whole. Group training and guidance procedures are still used today as a form of therapy.

HOW DID THE TIME PERIOD AFFECT HIS RESEARCH:

Of course the technology and science was not as advanced making evidence and results harder to get. He was alive during World War 1 in Austria as a physician so he saw first hand the damage that war does, and his work turned to the concept of benefiting social interest.