INSTRUCTIONS: The Case Study assignments should be submitted in APA format, incl

INSTRUCTIONS:
The Case Study assignments should be submitted in APA format, including a title and reference page, page numbers, and 12 Times New Roman consistent font. Please make sure you cite information from the text or outside sources. When discussing concepts/theories, in-text citations and references are required, especially, when getting ideas or information from another source to support your claim.
ASSIGNMENT:
Case Study
Neo-Analytic Perspective
By almost anyone’s standards, Martin is extremely successful. He is a criminal lawyer who earns approximately a half million dollars each year defending rich, and sometimes well-known, clients against criminal charges ranging from drunk driving and marijuana possession to murder. His salary allows him a life of luxury, He owns two houses, one in Connecticut that is worth a million dollars from which he commutes to New York to do most of his work, and a “cabin: in the mountains of Colorado worth about half a million dollars where he vacations often. He owns a Jaguar, a Lexus, and a Range Rover. He buys designer clothes and eats at all the best restaurants. He often attends the theater and art openings.
Martin’s life has not always been luxurious; however, He actually came from very humble beginnings. He was born in a medium-sized city in a very Polish American neighborhood. His parents were working class, and neither parent finished high school. His mother stayed home with the children. Although his father was a carpenter by trade, he sometimes had trouble finding work because of discriminatory practices. Others did not want to hire him because they distrusted members of his ethnic group. The family was eligible at times for welfare assistance, but his father refused to apply for it because it would have hurt his pride. The children occasionally went to bed hungry because of this.
Martin’s mother was from a family that had more money than her husband’s family did. She had gotten pregnant by Martin’s father when she was just 19. Although her parents did not approve of the match, believing that she was marrying below her status, they forced Martin’s mother into the marriage because of the pregnancy. Martin was the product of that pregnancy. After Martin’s birth, it became very clear to his mother that she preferred the more affluent life she had lived when she was single, which eventually made her resent both Martin and his father. As staunch Catholics, however, they never considered divorce, and the couple had two more children.
Neither parent was very affectionate toward the children, and sometimes not even the children’s basic physical needs were met, especially when Martin’s father was out of work. Martin often felt alone and commented at one point that neither of his parents really loved him.
Martin felt embarrassed by his humble beginnings. In particular, he was embarrassed by his ethnic background, his parent’s lack of education, and his lack of material goods. He became determined to rise above his early station and achieve a more successful and sophisticated life. Martin prefers to not think about his past, he recalls a very early memory about another child who had been unjustly accused of stealing an item from the store. The item had actually fallen down and rolled under the counter. Martin defended the child and showed the store clerk the dropped item, this saving an innocent child from being unjustly punished.
Martin was an excellent student in grade school and high school, he earned a full scholarship to the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors, and he attended Harvard Law School. He passed the bar the first time around. Other students and some of his professors commented on Martin’s penetrating intellect and his unwavering determination to excel in academics. However, they also embarked about how few friendships he had, his lack of female companionship, and his disinterest in any of the other activated on campus that were either of entertainment value of contributed to the well-being of the university.
Martin started a well-known law firm and was on the fast track toward a partnership, but he became disgruntled with the politics of the firm and the social games being played. He left to start a new firm of his own, and some of his clients went with him. His reputation as a defense lawyer grew quickly, and he soon found his firm and his wallet growing in size.
Because he is well known, several organizations have asked him to be on their boards of directors, but he has refused all of them. Martin is not active in any community activities and does no volunteer work, not even pro bono legal work.
APPLICATION QUESTIONS
Using Adler’s theory of individual psychology, analyze Martin’s life by answering the following questions.
1. What evidence is there that Martin had feelings of inferiority?
2. According to Adler’s theory, how did feelings of inferiority influence Martin’s behavior? What influence did these beliefs of inferiority have on his striving for superiority?
3. According to Adler’s theory, what was Martin’s goal? What was Martin’s unique style of life that could be used to achieve his goal? Provide evidence for your answer.
4. Did Martin have a high or low level of social interest? What does this imply about his personality and adjustment? What is the cause of this level of social interest?
5.What did Adler say about birth order that would apply to Martin’s life?

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