Neo-Adlerian ideas have been identified in the field of education, associated particularly with the work of Rudolf Dreikurs. The Neo-Adlerian classroom model stresses the importance of the student's search for feelings of belonging.
Fritz Wittels used the term 'Neo-Adlerian' to refer derogatively to the Neo-Freudians, due to their emphasis on the social aspects of psychology. Heinz Ansbacher however sought to capture the Neo-Freudians as neo-Adlerians, to promote Adler's influence. Henri Ellenberger would later adjudge that what he called the neo-psychoanalysts like Karen Horney and Erich Fromm would indeed more accurately be known as neo-Adlerians.
Transactional Analysis has also been termed a neo-Adlerian school - Eric Berne himself acknowledging that "of all those who preceded transactional analysis, Alfred Adler comes the closest to talking like a script analyst". A direct line of influence runs from Adler through Harry Stack Sullivan to Thomas Anthony Harris - one of the co-creators of TA - with Adler's ideas on guiding fictions and the sense of inferiority feeding into Berne's concept of psychological games, which can also be considered in terms of the interactions of different life style systems.
See also Edit
- Z. Miller, Re-Theorizing Discipline in Education (2010) p. 15-6
- 'Neo-Adlerian model'
- Fritz Wittels, 'The Neo-Adlerians'
- Heinz L. and Rowena Ansbacher eds., Superiority and Social Interest (1964)
- Henri F. Ellenberger, The Discovery of the Unconscious (1970) p. 637-41
- Erika Stern, TA, the state of the art (1984) p. 4 and p. 31
- Eric Berne, What Do You Say After You Say Hello? (1974) p. 58
- Thomas A. Harris, I'm OK - You're OK (1969) p. 68
- Berne, p. xvi
- Harris, p. 76 and p. 67
- Ellenberger, p. 643
Further reading Edit
- Ansbacher, H. L. (1953). ""Neo-Freudian" or "Neo-Adlerian"?". American Psychologist. 8 (4): 165–166. doi:10.1037/h0060947. ISSN 0003-066X.
- 'Adlerian Psychotherapy' in Wedding, D. and Corsini, R.J., 2013. Current psychotherapies. Cengage Learning.
- Cowie, H. and Jennifer, D., 2008. New perspectives on bullying. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).