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Do you agree or disagree with Adler's belief that social interest is inherent in people and the ultimate standard of psychological health? Why?

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1. Do you agree or disagree with Adler's belief that social interest is inherent in people and the ultimate standard of psychological health? Why?

It seems that it is indeed true; we are social beings, as there is research evidence suggesting that without interaction with others, our development is greatly impacted (e.g. feral children, Genie, etc.) (Hinkel, 2006, http://books.google.com/books?id=aaTzWwZ87tUC&pg=PA420&lpg=PA420&dq=research+feral+children&source=bl&ots=ox0sdB_OqY&sig=Pj23mBNRv2opaZzVqkwpNqPyXrc&hl=en&ei=GYggS4DTLMerlAeXzpTkBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCIQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=research%20feral%20children&f=false). As well, more recently, Genie is a modern-day "wild child" who, until discovery at the age of 13, had lived in a state of severe sensory and social deprivation. Strapped to a potty-chair in her home in Temple City, ...

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This answer evaluates Adler's belief that social interest is inherent in people and the ultimate standard of psychological health, and why. References and a supporting article are also provided.

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