FICTIONAL FINALISM

Psychoanalytic theory of Alfred Adler. The belief that human beings are more strongly motivated by the goals and ideals that they create for themselves and more influenced by future possibilities, than by past events such as childhood experiences.

FICTIONAL FINALISM: "Fictional finalism is in contrast to Freud's psychoanalytic theory."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FICTIONAL FINALISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fictional-finalism/ (accessed November 19, 2017).
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