The Drive for Self by Edward Hoffman
Alfred Adler and the Founding of Individual Psychology

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Edward Hoffman presents the first major biography of the man considered the founder of individual psychology. From his early life in Vienna as a member of Freud's innermost circle, to his break with psychoanalysis and development of a new school of thought, the compelling life and work of Alfred Adler is dramatically illuminated.

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Edward Hoffman is a clinical psychologist in New York City.
Published August 1, 1994 by Perseus Books. 590 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Adler's convictions were grounded too in social democratic principles that saw individual pathologies in the context of the social and economic whole.

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As for Adler's psychological system, this book lacks the intellectual rigor, clarity, objectivity, and thoroughness of Paul Stepansky's In Freud's Shadow: Adler in Context (1983).

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