Adler Ad·ler (äd'lər, ād'-), Alfred. 1870-1937.
Austrian psychiatrist. He rejected Sigmund Freud's emphasis on sexuality and theorized that neurotic behavior is an overcompensation for feelings of inferiority.
scholar, educator, editor, and Conservative Jewish leader who had great influence on American Jewish life in his time.
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