What Is the Alfred Adler Theory of Psychoanalysis?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 8:59:01 AM ET
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The Alfred Adler theory of psychoanalysis, often referred to as individual psychology, is a theory that emphasizes the social and community aspects of a person's life as being just as important as his internal realm. Adler's psychological theory is focused on family dynamics, social interests and the welfare of others.