Alfred Adler on Personality Development


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The psychologist who introduced the idea of the inferiority complex was named _____.

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1. Starting in infancy, the belief that we are not as good as others is known as a/an _____.

2. How did Alfred Adler believe a pampering parenting style could affect the inferiority complex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How can parenting styles and other factors affect the development of our personalities? This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of theories addressing this question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The name of the psychologist who developed the idea of the inferiority complex
  • The definition of inferiority complex
  • The definition of an allegory
  • A word to describe a pampering parent and a word to describe a neglectful parent
  • A personality trait often associated with a middle child
  • A word to describe how a youngest child might feel

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 the reasons why people might feel inferior
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of parenting styles to determine their impact on a child's personality development
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as pampering and neglectful parents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effect of birth order on one's personality

Additional Learning

To learn more about this psychology school of thought, review the accompanying lesson called Alfred Adler on Personality Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Alfred Adler
  • Define inferiority complex
  • Discuss two types of parenting styles that have the largest impact on personality development
  • Explore the idea that where one places in birth in relation to his/her siblings can affect one's personality
  • Provide parenting style and birth order examples