Dr. Leigh Johnson-Migalski
The clinical hypotheses brought forth by Alfred Adler include the concept of organ inferiority and its compensation. Adler hypothesized that chronic inferiority in a given organ would cause the person (responding as an integrated unity) to compensate for the organ inferiority and that this compensation is generally developed unconsciously. Recent experimental work has tended to validate the hypothesis. The present paper discusses studies which provide indirect validation and also reports direct experimental tests.