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What Life Could Mean to You Paperback – September 1, 1998

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Colin Brett is an accredited Adlerian counselor and former Training Officer of the Adlerian Society of Great Britain. He is the translator of Adler's Understanding Human Nature and the editor of What Life Could Mean to You.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden (September 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568382286
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568382289
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #839,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is remarkable and true that Alred Adler's popular psychology books written 70 years ago are superior to most of the pop psych published today. That is why Adler is still in print. He understood the conflict between feelings of inferiority and striving for superiority. Even more importantly, he explained how fashioning a healthy synthesis of individuality (the creative self) and social interest (energy directed outside, beyond one's self) is the solution to feeling unhappy. Adler avoided the extremes of unrealistic optimism (as in humanistic and positive psychology) and of hopeless pessimism (as seen in Freud and some evolutionary psychology). His vision of psychological health is realistic, very human, and humane. Why read contemporary pop psych when Adler is still in print?
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What do gang members, delinquents, felons, bullies, robbers, and sociopaths have in common? How do you began to rehabilitate them? What could have happened to them to make them the way they are? This book answers all of these questions and more. College majors in sociology, social work, psychology, counseling, criminology, education and psychiatry/medicine need to read Adler's book. His writings on individual psychology have influenced numerous others most notably the late Albert Ellis(another must read). In my opinion, Adler and Ellis are to the social sciences what Einstein is to physics.
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It's been years since I read Adler as a graduate. This is one of his most accessible works. Looking forward to reading more.
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