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The Neurotic Character

Volume 1: The collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler - Edited by Henry T. Stein, Ph.D.

Alfred Adler's most important book, The Neurotic Character, has just been reborn. A dedicated translator and team of editors, working slowly and carefully with Dr. Stein, have helped create this accurate and clear translation of Adler's greatest work. After eleven years and thousands of hours of research, collecting manuscripts, coordinating translators, and editing, Dr. Stein is publishing Adler's profound magnum opus, the first volume of The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler.

All New Features

This completely new translation of the 1927 fourth edition features:
  • A new, accurate title
  • Adler's prefaces to all four editions
  • 20% more text than the previously translated first edition
  • All of Adler's original footnotes
  • A comprehensive index
  • Over 300 new endnotes that clarify references

Necessary Reading

The Neurotic Character is necessary reading for all clinicians, professors, and students of psychology who want to capture the depth and complexity of Adlerian theory and practice beyond his highly simplified, popular writings like What Life Could Mean to You and Understanding Human Nature.

Contents of Volume 1

Prefaces
Editor's Preface - Henry T. Stein, Ph.D.
To The Reader (1911)
Original Publisher's Preface (1912)
Adler's Preface to the First Edition (1912)
Adler's Preface to the Second Edition (1919)
Adler's Preface to the Third Edition (1922)
Adler's Preface to the Fourth Edition (1927)

Theoretical Part I
Introduction
Part I-I: The Origin and Development of the Inferiority Feeling And its Effects
Part I-II: Psychic Compensation and its Preparation
Part I-III: The Accentuated Fiction as Guiding Idea in the Neurosis

Practical Part II
Part II-I: Greed - Distrust - Envy - Cruelty - Derogatory Criticism of the Neurotic - Neurotic Apperception - Neuroses of Old Age - Changes in the Form and Intensity of the Neurosis-Organ Jargon
Part II-II: The Neurotic Extension of Limitations through Ascesis, Love, Travel, Mania, Crime - Simulation and Neurosis - Inferiority Feeling of the Female Sex - Purpose of the Ideal - Doubt as an Expression of Psychic Hermaphroditism - Masturbation and Neurosis -The 'Incest-Complex' as a Symbol of the Desire for Power - The Nature of Delusions
Part II-III: Neurotic Principles - Compassion, Coquetry, Narcissism - Psychic Hermaphroditism - Hallucinatory Safeguarding - Virtue, Conscience, Pedantry, Fanaticism for Truth
Part II-IV: Depreciation Tendency - Obstinacy and Wildness - Sexual Relations of Neurotics as a Metaphor - Symbolic Emasculation - Feeling of Depreciation - Equality to Men as a Plan of Life - Simulation and Neurosis - Substitution of Masculinity - Impatience, Dissatisfaction and Reticence
Part II-V: Cruelty, Conscience, Perversion and Neurosis
Part II-VI: Above-Beneath - Choice of Profession - Somnambulism - Antithesis in Thought - Elevation of the Personality by Depreciation of Others - Jealousy - Neurotic Assistance - Authority - Thinking in Antitheses and the Masculine Protest - Dilatory Attitude and Marriage - The Attitude Upwards as a Symbol of Life - Compulsive Masturbation - Neurotic Striving for Knowledge
Part II-VII: Punctuality - The Will to be First - Homosexuality and Perversion as a Symbol - Embarrassment and Exhibitionism - Faithfulness and Unfaithfulness - Jealousy - The Neurosis of Conflict
Part II-VIII: Fear of the Partner - The Ideal in the Neurosis - Insomnia and Compulsive Sleeping - Neurotic Comparison of Man and Woman - Forms of the Fear of Women
Part II-IX: Self-reproach, Self-torture, Repentance and Asceticism - Flagellation - Neuroses in Children - Suicide and Suicidal Ideas
Part II-X: The Neurotic's Feeling for Family - Obstinacy and Obedience - Silence and Loquaciousness - The Tendency for Reversal - Replacement of a Characteristic Trait by Means of Safeguards, Expedients, Profession and Ideal

Conclusion
Index
Appendix
Classical Adlerian Theory and Practice
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Review of "The Neurotic Character" in the March/April Issue of the NASAP Newsletter
Volume 2 - "Journal Articles: 1898-1909"
Volume 3 - "Journal Articles: 1910-1913"
Volume 4 - "Journal Articles: 1914-1920"
Volume 5 - "Journal Articles: 1921-1926"
Volume 6 - "Journal Articles: 1927-1931"
Volume 7 - "Journal Articles: 1931-1937"
Volume 8 - "Lectures to Physicians and Medical Students"
Volume 9 - "Case Histories"
Volume 10 - "Case Readings and Demonstrations"
Volume 11 - "Education for Prevention"
Volume 12 - "The General System of Individual Psychology"

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