Alfred Adler’s key publications were:

  • The Practice and Theory of Individual Psychology (1927)
  • Understanding Human Nature (1927)
  • What Life Could Mean to You (1931)

In his lifetime, Adler published more than 300 books and articles.

The Alfred Adler Institute of Northwestern Washington has recently published the twelve-volume set of The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler, covering his writings from 1898-1937. An entirely new translation of Adler’s magnum opus, The Neurotic Character, is featured in Volume 1.

Volume 1 : The Neurotic Character — 1907

Volume 2 : Journal Articles 1898-1909

Volume 3 : Journal Articles 1910-1913

Volume 4 : Journal Articles 1914-1920

Volume 5 : Journal Articles 1921-1926

Volume 6 : Journal Articles 1927-1931

Volume 7 : Journal Articles 1931-1937

Volume 8 : Lectures to Physicians & Medical Students

Volume 9 : Case Histories

Volume 10 : Case Readings & Demonstrations

Volume 11 : Education for Prevention

Volume 12 : The General System of Individual Psychology
Adler, A. (1956). The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler. H. L. Ansbacher & R. R. Ansbacher (Eds.). New York: Harper Torchbooks.
Carlson, J., Watts, R. E., & Maniacci, M. (2005). Adlerian Therapy: Theory and Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Dreikurs, R. & Soltz, V. (1964). Children the Challenge. New York: Hawthorn Books.

Dinkmeyer, D., Jr., & Dreikurs, R. (2000). Encouraging Children to Learn. Philadelphia: Brunner-Routledge.

Handlbauer, B. (1998). The Freud – Adler Controversy. Oxford, UK: Oneworld.

Hoffman, E. (1994). The Drive for Self: Alfred Adler and the Founding of Individual Psychology. New York: Addison-Wesley Co.

Manaster, G. J., Painter, G., Deutsch, D., & Overholt, B. J. (Eds.). (1977). Alfred Adler: As We Remember Him. Chicago: North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.

Mosak, H. H. & Di Pietro, R. (2005). Early Recollections: Interpretive Method and Application. New York: Routledge.

Oberst, U. E. and Stewart, A. E. (2003). Adlerian Psychotherapy: An Advanced Approach to Individual Psychology. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Slavik, S. & Carlson, J. (Eds.). (2005). Readings in the Theory of Individual Psychology. New York: Routledge.


North America:

The Journal of Individual Psychology (University of Texas Press)

Canadian Journal of Adlerian Psychology (Adlerian Psychology Association of British Columbia)

United Kingdom:

Adlerian Yearbook (Adlerian Society, UK)