Adherence and Extension of Adlerian Psychological Theory of "Beyond Success and Failure" by Beecher and Beecher.
- Publisher: 熊本大学教育学部附属教育実践研究指導センター
Adlerian Psychology | individual-growth | meditation | self-reliance | social interest
Individual-growth or self-help is one of the important tasks which Adlerian psychologist today should develop and cope with. Beecher and Beecher proposed his idea of self -reliance as a central concept. The purpose of this paper is to discuss adherence and extension of Adlerian psychological theory of "Beyond Success and Failure" by Beecher and Beecher from the author's experiences of practice for individual-growth. The author suggested following points: (1) Self-reliance is a very important concept. (2) Social interest is an inevitable concept in the Adlerian perspective for mental health and individual-growth. (3) It is useful to actualize both concepts in practice using appropriate meditation methods.