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reasons why alder splits with freud?
-- myra ambrocio (mo_ambrocio@YAHOO.COM), March 18, 2003
You can read one rather biased version of this in Paul Roazen's Freud and His Followers (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975). There is also at least one Adler biography: M. Sperber, Masks of Loneliness: Alfred Adler in Perspective (Macmillan, 1974). Probably the best accounts are in Heinz and Rowena Ansbacher's collection, The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler (Basic Books, 1956). The first chapter of the Ansbacher book includes a couple nice tables summarizing the major theoretical differences between Freud and Adler, as well as extensive discussion of these differences. Scholars sympathetic to Adler don't speak of a split so much as of the fact that Adler was from the beginning Freud's equal and certainly had a right to his own opinions.
-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 2003.