Neo-Freudian theories

It will be important to get into the habit of first completing the readings for the week and then complete the learning activities before focusing on your graded Assignment. Learning activities are non-graded and will be aligned to content you will address in your assignment.

Unit 4 Assignment: Discuss Neo-Freudian theories and concepts of personality in relation to a scenario-based situation.

Introductory paragraph: As you learned from your readings and discussions, there are many theories used to study and explore personality development. In this assignment you will have the opportunity to apply Adlerian personality theories and concepts to a real-world situation.

This Assignment will measure your understanding of several Adlerian personality theories.

This week you will complete a 2-3-page expository paper exploring the role of Adler’s Birth Order theory, relating it to a scenario. Then you will discuss an Adlerian concept to show how it is present in the given scenario.

Scenario: A seven-year old male child has been brought to your office due to acting out in the home. The child is disobeying, having temper tantrums, and hitting his siblings. The family has recently adopted two female children who are 4 and 10 years old. Complete an essay addressing the following elements:

Summarize the scenario, focusing on the 7-year-old child.

  • Explain the child and the situation relating it to Adler’s concept of birth order.
  • Describe an Adlerian concept and discuss how it may be impacting the situation (e.g. inferiority complex, superiority complex, aggression, social interest).


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