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Gemeinschaftsgefuhl ~ Advancing Adlerian Psychology in Ontario Through Social Interest, Sense of Belonging, Community Feeling and Equality


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Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology by Rudolph Dreikurs, M.D., Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1989. Forward by Alfred Adler, “It must be about twenty years since I tried to foretell the future of Individual Psychology in some such words as these.  Individual Psychology, which is essentially a child of this age, will have a permanent influence on the thought, poetry and dreams of humanity.  It will attract many enlightened disciples, and many more who will hardly know the names of its pioneers. It will be understood by some, but the number of those who misunderstand it will be greater. It will have many adherents, and still more enemies.  Because of its simplicity many will think it too easy, whereas those who know it will recognize how difficult it is.  It will bring its followers neither wealth nor position, but they will have the satisfaction of learning from their opponents’ mistakes.  It will draw a dividing line between those who use their knowledge for the purpose of establishing an ideal community, and those who do not.  It will give its followers such keenness of vision that no other corners of the human soul will be hidden from them and it will ensure that this hard-earned capacity shall be placed in the service of human progress.”

Understanding Human Nature: The Psychology of Personality by Alfred Adler, Oneworld 2009. Book description, “Long-regarded as the handbook of Individual psychology, `Understanding Human Nature' provides an accessible introduction to Adler's key concepts, with which he moved away from his colleague Freud's thinking. These include inferiority/ superiority complexes; memories and dreams; love marriage and children; and sexuality and sexual problems. Adler's holistic personality-based approach to psychology continues to be relevant today to students, the general public and professionals alike.” 

Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler by Heinz Ansbacher and Rowena R. Ansbacher, Harper Perennial, 1964. From the back, “Up to now Adler’s name has been well known but his work has not been well understood.  For this reason we welcome the sensitive and sympathetic scholarship with which the Ansbachers have prepared a definitive and delightful account of Adler’s important contributions to psychology. – Gordon W. Allport.”

What Life Could Mean to You: The Psychology of Personal Development by Alfred Adler, Oneworld, 2009. From the Publisher, “In explaining his work on personal development, one of the world's founding psychoanalysts, Alfred Adler, creates a practical approach to self-understanding. The clear explanations and advice illustrate the theories' continuing relevance. His pragmatic advice on the three key issues - marriage, work and social relationships - influencing our lives' progress, enables the reader to overcome the limitations of our past and develop the confidence to transform both ourselves and our world.”

Children: The Challenge by Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D., Plume, 1991. From the back, “Children: The Challenge offers excellent advice and proven strategies for parents who want to build love and trust in their families, helping them to raise happier, healthier, and better-behaved children.”

Adler Speaks by Mark H. Stone and Karen Drescher, iUniverse, 2004. From the back, “Adler Speaks is a compilation of Alfred Adler’s speeches. The initial speeches discuss the difference between Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology and Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis. Additional speeches cover an array of subjects from marriage and family to specific therapeutic issues such as: bashfulness, courage, criminal behavior, eating disorders, laziness, migraines and stuttering. While most of the chapters are relatively short, they add depth of understanding to Adler’s works.”

Social Equality: The Challenge of Today by Rudolph Dreikurs, M.D., Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1983. From the back, “Social Equality: The Challenge of Today is a major statement of faith in the democratic tradition of the west.  But is more than that.  It is also a working blueprint for the future, which, if applied, can being to an end the turmoil and strife to which modern man is subjected.”

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