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Author Adler, Alfred, 1870-1937.

Title The pattern of life / edited by B�eran Wolfe, M.D
Published New York : Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1930
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Description 1 online resource ( 3-273pages)
Summary "The art of understanding human nature is the art of understanding the dynamic patterns of human conduct. Alfred Adler has given us the key to this understanding in his monumental contributions to modern psychology, but before the compilation of this volume of case histories the student of the methods of Individual Psychology has been compelled to search for his case material among the German publications of Adler and his pupils. Many of these published cases deal with conditions germane to continental environments, but puzzling to American readers. The principles and practice of Individual Psychology, however, are universally valid in their application, as this volume of purely American cases demonstrates. Readers of this book should realize that it is not a comprehensive treatise on psychotherapy, but rather an outline of childhood neuroses and a key to the art of reading case histories. Its chief value lies in acquainting all those who have to deal with children and adults with the dynamic patterns of human conduct. The technique of cure can no more be taught by such a volume than the art of etching can be taught by a treatise on the various physical and chemical processes that comprise the technique of preparing and printing a copper-plate. The book will have fulfilled its purpose if it succeeds in encouraging all who study its pages to view human beings not as static machines designated by labels, but as moving, living, purpose-fulfilling entities striving for significance and security in a perplexing world"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes "An outline of childhood neuroses and a key to the art of reading case histories."-p. 6
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Subject Psychoanalysis.
Child development.
Child psychology.
Exceptional children.
Problem children.
Child, Exceptional.
Form Electronic book
Author Wolfe, W. Béran (Walter Béran), 1900-1935, editor