In dealing with inferiority feelings and developing the final goal, the influences of the family (both parents and siblings) as well as external social influences may be critical. Children learn to cope with and/or overcome difficulties in life through the support and encouragement of significant others who promote their development, cooperation, and interdependence. Adler considered the connection with and influence of the mother as the primary factor in the early development of the feeling of community. In our current social structure, fathers and caregivers are also recognized as important influences. With this positive foundation, children are likely to grow up to handle what Adler called the three tasks of life, work, community, and love, in a satisfactory way (Adler 1992a, 16-18). As a result, they are likely to develop the courage and ability to continue their growth and make a contribution to life. If, however, children do not receive the proper encouragement and support and, as a result, their feelings of inferiority become exaggerated, they are likely to be discouraged. They may adopt a final goal that is equally exaggerated to compensate for their deeply felt inferiority. Instead of developing themselves and overcoming difficulties, they pursue a goal of imagined superiority and consequently must avoid real tests of themselves. Their final goal would then be an egocentric one, on the useless side of life, rather than a goal of cooperation with others and a feeling of community. The final goal is the result of a process that is unique to each individual. Two persons with similar feelings of inferiority -- e.g., a deeply felt lack of intelligence -- may develop very different goals. One person's goal might be to enlist others in his or service, thus avoiding any tests of intelligence that might be failed. The other's goal might be to outdo all others thereby demonstrating her superior intelligence in all situations.
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Abnormal Psychology and Therapy
August 12, 2013
Ms. Karen Croley
Abnormal Psychology and Therapy
For many decades’ scientists, psychologists and biologists have been trying to understand human behavior. It is important to avoid looking for a single cause of a behavior or event. The psychological experiences of humans lie at the intersection of biology and culture. “At the intersection of biology and culture lies psychology, the scientific investigation of mental processes…
treatment strategies and the anticipated functional outcomes.
• Educate patients and families of all the possibilities and keep patients motivated during therapy.
• Track progress and report it to patients and their families.
• Physical Therapist Educational Program
• Master of Physical Therapy Degree
• Requires Bachelor’s Degree
Licensure or Certification:
• National Physical Therapy Exam
• Many physical therapist start small. They begin…
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Psychological Treatment Of Eating Disorders.
Author: Wilson, G. Terence11 Graduate School of Applied &Professional Psychology, Rutgers University,
Piscataway, NJ, US email@example.com
Publication info: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 1.1 (2005): 439-465.
ProQuest document link
Abstract (English): Manual-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is presently the most effective treatment of
bulimia nervosa. Its efficacy is limited, however. Different strategies for improving…
important part of clinical psychology. One can learn about the biological, psychological, and social factors involved by studying patients with certain disorders or illnesses. The case study of Christina Ricci and Karen Carpenter are extraordinary and this analysis will give a brief overview of their case as well as discuss the biological, psychological, and social factors involved. This analysis will also explain the need for adaptation in the field of clinical psychology.
Overview of Christina…
August 8, 2012
1. Theory: Psychoanalytical Theory
a. Key Concepts
i. There is a focus on unconscious psychodynamics.
ii. Individuals pay attention to repressed information.
iii. In therapy, the therapist and client work to build the ego to moderate ID and superego.
iv. The client works on establishing transference. He/she will tell the counselor what has caused the difficulties and the therapist and counselor work through…
Adrien R. Schulte
March 18, 2014
What is Clinical Psychology?
Clinical psychology is an area of psychology focused on the treatment and assessment of mental illness, psychiatric issues and abnormal behavior (R.M. Allen, 1952). Clinical psychology integrates the treatment of human issues that are complex, with science of psychology. This field of study is centered on studying individuals through experimentation and observation with…
Professor Brenda Frye
Critical Reflection Essay
May 1, 2015
Human Resource Management is my major. Taking this psychology class has been very inspiring to me. Psychology is the growth of human’s body, mind, and soul. Behaviors are expressed that require adjustments through therapy or medications just to function or live daily. Psychology teaches us about others and ourselves.
A person can be totally normal and a tragic experience can have them suffer from…
Abnormal Psychology and Therapy
Azure Roberts, Ashley Jackson, Florence Ames
Psychologists describe abnormal behavior as behavior that causes one to experience agony and prevents them from functioning in their daily lives (Renner, Morrissey, Mae, Feldman, & Majors, 2011). There are more than two hundred disorders divided into seventeen classifications listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision also…
certain feelings and/or execute rituals and routines
continuously. The feelings and rituals connected with
OCD cause suffering and interruptions with ones
Components of the Disorder
• Family systems
Psychodynamic: Philosophical goals and
• OCD used as a defense mechanism
• Seclusion of emotional impact and
• Mechanisms help manage anxiety
• Indications from conflict within self
• Mistaken retribution/omissions…
Abnormal psychology and therapy.
Psychology/300 General psychology
April 9, 2015
Jennifer Murphy, Facilitator
University of phoenix
In this paper, we identify the types of Abnormal psychologies and therapy.
Abnormal psychology is the study of disorders that effect people mentally and physically causing obsessive and disruption patterns and habits to a persons well being and life style. The difference…