Personality Development

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Theory

1. Explain Adler’s beliefs about birth order and predictions about eventual outcomes for EACH type of individuals (first-, second-, last born and only children).

Application

2. Identify your position in the birth order of your family. Do you think you match the Adlerian descriptor? Explain why or why not. If not, what position do you think best describes you? Why?

3. Who are some prominent examples (e.g., movie stars, political figures, historical icons) who do fit the birth order profiles? Explain why you feel this way. Identify some of the characteristics they exhibit that match their birth order description.



Read Chapter 4: “Neo-Analytic and Ego Aspects of Personality: Identity.” You will be discovering the different theories that are developed by Jung, Adler, Horney, and Erikson. You will be able to recognize their similarities as well as their differences.

Web Resources

Myer-Briggs Type Indicator: (MBTI)

Human Metrics. (n.d.) Identify Your Type with Jung Typology Test. Retrieved from http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm

Out of Service. (n.d.) Self Monitoring: Do you Censor What You Say? Retrieved from http://www.outofservice.com/self-monitor-censor-test/

Charts: Stages of Adlerian Therapy

Adler’s Birth Chart : http://pws.cablespeed.com/~htstein/birthord.htm

Video

Rodolfo1114. (2088, Aug 25). Erikson’s Stages of Development – How to Memorize Them Once and For All. [Video file]. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnDM1jYHe2A


TEXTBOOKS:

Friedman, H & Shustack, M. (2012). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research (5th ed). Boston, MA: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

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Running head: ADLER’S BELIEFS ABOUT BIRTH ORDER

Adler’s Beliefs About Birth Order
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Adler’s Beliefs About Birth Order
According to Adler one way of understanding a person is by looking at the context of their
social environment. He believed that a person’s character traits, as well as their behaviors, come
from their developmental issues. The firstborn children are prone to become perfectionists a...

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