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Sullivan's Psychology Theory

This posting offers help to pose an argument that one theorist (Harry Stack Sullivan) had the greatest impact on the field of personality theory.

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As you prepare an argument that your theorist had the greatest impact on the field of personality theory, you might note that Sullivan impacted the field because he made it less theoretical and more interpersonal. For example, he advocated that "psychiatry is the study of what goes on between people" (http://www.enneagramspectrum.com/articles/harrystacksullivan.htm).

In contrast to Freud's focus on drives and internal workings within people, Sullivan recognized that relationships are pivotal ...

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Sullivan's impact is discussed in terms of theory.

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