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History and Philosophy of Science

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Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler (1870-1937) was an Austrian physician and psychotherapist most known for founding Adlerian, or individual, psychology. It was coined as "individual" psychology as Adler viewed the human being as an individual whole. This field of psychology put emphasis on the human need for and ability to create positive social change and impact. Adler was also an early supporter of feminism in the field of psychology and the social world as a whole and believed that feelings of superiority and inferiority between the sexes were often gendered and expressed symptomatically in masculine and feminine style. Adler's most influential was that of social interest, a concept that focuses on an individual's personal interest in furthering the welfare of others. Works about and by him can be found here.

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