Alfred Adler's theory on social interest is quite interesting to me. Adler's idea of social interest was that it was the determining factor of our overall psychological health. One who contains high levels of social interest has lower levels of inferiority and is less likely to perform criminal behavior, so said Alder. I find it hard to understand why some people are empathetic towards other humans and why some just are not. So what really makes someone more empathic than the next? The article that I chose investigates this very topic.
The study, "Predictors of Social Interest in Young Adults", looks into three influential factors on the effects of developing social interest, these are, family functioning, birth order, and gender. The researchers took 813 undergraduate students and gave them two tests to compile the necessary data, "The Self-Report Family Inventory Version II" and "The S...
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