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Date: January 17, 2004
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This theory views the healthy and "ideal" individual as one who engages in life experiences with confidence and optimism. "There is a sense of belonging and contributing, the ?courage to be imperfect,' and the serene knowledge that one can be acceptable to others, although imperfect" (Mosak 1995)...
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In order to understand the individual, we must understand his or her cognitions. Harold Mosak (1995) identifies five underlying assumptions to the Adlerian theory. He states, "a) the individual is unique, b) the individual is self-consistent, c) the individual is responsible, d) the person is creative, an actor, a chooser, and e) people in a soft-deterministic way can direct their own behavior and control their destinies" (Mosak, 1995, p...
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