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Adler adopted a ________________ approach that regards behavior as being largely motivated by a person's future goals rather than determined by past events.




Key concepts in Adler's Individual Psychology are __________ feelings, striving for _________, style of ______, and social ________.

  • Inferiority
  • Superiority.
  • Life.
  • Interests.


According to Adler, a healthy style of life is marked by goals that reflect ________, confidence, and concern about the ____________.

  • Optimism
  • Welfare of others


According to Adler, a mistaken style of life is characterized by goals reflecting ____________, competitiveness, and striving for personal _________.

  • Self-centeredness
  • Power


Adler postulates that a person's style of life is fairly well-established by ______ years of age.



Adlerian theory claims that pampered children do not develop ________, while neglected children are dominated by a need for _________.

  • Social feelings.
  • Revenge.


Adler's view of maladaptive behavior poses that mental disorders represent a mistaken style of life, characterized by maladaptive attempts to compensate for feelings of _________, a preoccupation with achieving __________, and a lack of __________.

  • Inferiority
  • Personal power
  • Social interest


Adlerian psychologists are collaborative, using "lifestyle investigation" to gather information about a client's ________ constellation, __________ goals, and "__________" (distorted beliefs and attitudes).

  • Family
  • Fictional (hidden)
  • "Basic mistakes"


STET, or _____________, is based on Adler's approach and assumes that all behavior is goal-directed and purposeful.

Systematic Training for Effective Teaching.


In STET, the misbehavior of young children is viewed as having one of four goals: attention, ________, revenge, or to display _________.

  • Power
  • Deficiency

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