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Adler, Alfred (1870-1937)

Adler, Alfred (1870-1937) is an early disciple of Freud who founded his own movement in 1911, the first of Freud 's major followers to break away. Adler disagreed with Freud's emphasis on the importance of sexuality to the human condition, preferring to stress the DRIVE for power and the need to compensate for deficiencies experienced by people in certain areas of their PERSONALITYthe source of the famous inferiority complex.

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