Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary


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Alfred Adler's ideas can best be described as:

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1. Unlike Freud, Adler believed:

2. Social tasks involve:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the aspects of individual psychology, and what are the goals of psychotherapy as developed by Alfred Adler? This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of Adler's ideas and the school of thought he developed.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • A term that describes Adler's views
  • How Adler's ideas differed from those of Freud
  • Something social tasks involve, according to Adler
  • The life task one is not following when he/she does not have a job
  • A phase of therapy as described by Adler

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding Alfred Adler's theory of individual psychology and his approach to therapy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between Freud's and Adler's theories
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the life tasks Adler felt people need to master

Additional Learning

To learn more about Adler and his theory, review the accompanying lesson called Alfred Adler's Theories: Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Alfred Adler and his views
  • Explain how Adler's theories differ from Freud's
  • Detail the aspects of individual psychology
  • List the three life tasks as outlined by Adler
  • Provide examples about the ways in which people can be affected when they do not master all life tasks
  • Discuss the approaches to therapy in individual psychology