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See also: Gemeinschaftsgefühl
- (literally) "community feeling" or "social interest," this term is used by Adlerian psychologists to describe the state of social connectedness and interest in the well-being of others that characterizes psychological health.
1963, Ernest Adolf Spiegel, editor, Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry: Volume 18 (Psychiatry), Digitized edition, Grune & Stratton, published 2007, page 550:
- Lazarsfeld postulated that the "neurotic" is convinced that he cannot compete with others and this leads to fear and avoidance of gemeinschaftgefuhl[sic] …