Human Nature and Values

Learning Goal: I’m working on a psychology discussion question and need a sample draft to help me learn.

Two Assignments:

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Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology often impresses people as either being very simple (“nothing new” kind of reaction) or very (at times, too) complex and confusing. The reality is that Individual Psychology is based on the philosophy of human nature and values, and that makes it both complex and simple, filled with deep philosophical arguments and practical everyday advice for human living at the same time. Please read the assigned reading and view the video presentation. As you are reading and viewing, pay attention to your own reactions to Adler’s fundamentals, to what might feel like a common sense (“I knew this all along” type of reaction), and what might impress you as an “Aha” moment, and what might seem too complex to grasp and relate to.

In your discussion post, please do the following:

  • Briefly describe three experiences, one for each above category.
  • Explain how you have made a choice.

Your post will be approximately 350 words. You need to use references. In your peer responses, please find an opportunity to validate (vs. praise) your classmates’ efforts and to take their discussion to a new level by asking questions, building on (vs. replacing) their efforts. You will also have to respond to your professor’s inquiries.


When all original posts for [2.1] are posted, please view your week’s reading, your classmates’ discussions, and your own post with the cultural lens – your culture, others’ culture. Please discuss the following:

  • What do you now see that you have not noticed before?
  • How might a cultural framework change the conversation?
  • What did speak to you as a cultural being in your classwork this week?

Your post will be approximately 200 words. You may use references, but this is not a requirement. In your peer responses, please challenge yourself to see the issue “with the eyes of another, hear with the ears of another, and feel with a heart of another” (A.Adler).

Reference that could not be attached:

Bluvshtein, M. (2018). Why Adler? Fundamentals of Alfred Adler’s Theory – For All (Links to an external site.) [Video]. AdlerPedia.

Bluvshtein, M. (2019). Belongingness, personality development, and social evolution (Links to an external site.) [Video]. AdlerPedia.