Individual psychology is the first major attempt to formally apply mimetic theory to psychology. It rests on the notion of individuality, first articulated by the psychologist Jean-Michel Oughourlian, to describe the way that human psychology can only be understood in the relation between individuals, or in the space between different human persons.

Mimetic Theory of Psychology

The idea of psychology as an individual science is folly–humans are social creatures, and our psychology can’t be understood on a stand-alone basis without understanding how it is in relationship with other psychic elements around us.

Interdividual Psychology

Individuality is the only neologism in mimetic theory. It is articulated most fully in Oughourlian’s book The Mimetic Brain.