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Alfred Adler

1870 - 1937

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Alfred Adler ( AD-lər, German: [ˈalfʁeːt ˈʔaːdlɐ]; 7 February 1870 – 28 May 1937) was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of belonging, family constellation and birth order set him apart from Freud and other members of the Vienna Circle. He proposed that contributing to others (Social Interest or Gemeinschaftsgefuhl) was how the individual feels a sense of worth and belonging in the family and society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Adler has received more than 1,987,884 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Alfred Adler is the 5th most popular psychologist, the 18th most popular biography from Austria and the most popular Austrian Psychologist.

Alfred Adler was a psychoanalyst and the founder of individual psychology. He is most famous for his work in developmental psychology, and his theory of inferiority complexes.

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Among psychologists, Alfred Adler ranks 5 out of 183Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, and Abraham Maslow. After him are Wilhelm Wundt, Lev Vygotsky, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, William James, and Erik Erikson.

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Among people born in 1870, Alfred Adler ranks 3Before him are Vladimir Lenin and Maria Montessori. After him are Franz Lehár, Christian X of Denmark, Adolf Loos, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Jules Bordet, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Fish, William G. Morgan, and Miguel Primo de Rivera. Among people deceased in 1937, Alfred Adler ranks 4Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, and Guglielmo Marconi. After him are John D. Rockefeller, Maurice Ravel, Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, George Gershwin, Erich Ludendorff, and Lou Andreas-Salomé.

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Among people born in Austria, Alfred Adler ranks 18 out of 1,237Before him are Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Karl Popper (1902), Stefan Zweig (1881), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), and Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685). After him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Charles I of Austria (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Johann Strauss II (1825), and Ferdinand I of Austria (1793).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Alfred Adler ranks 1After him are Viktor Frankl (1905), Melanie Klein (1882), Anna Freud (1895), Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Otto Rank (1884), Paul Watzlawick (1921), René Spitz (1887), Otto Gross (1877), Heinz Kohut (1913), Walter Mischel (1930), and Fritz Heider (1896).