Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom

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Harper Collins, Nov 16, 2010 - Psychology - 368 pages
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Dr. William Glasser offers a new psychology that, if practiced, could reverse our widespread inability to get along with one another, an inability that is the source of almost all unhappiness.

For progress in human relationships, he explains that we must give up the punishing, relationship–destroying external control psychology. For example, if you are in an unhappy relationship right now, he proposes that one or both of you could be using external control psychology on the other. He goes further. And suggests that misery is always related to a current unsatisfying relationship. Contrary to what you may believe, your troubles are always now, never in the past. No one can change what happened yesterday.

 

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Choice Theory as created by Glasser is really extraordinary. Basically humans choose everything that we do, we are in control directly or indirectly of everything. Hold up there, then why are so many ... Read full review

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User Review  - steffanyac - LibraryThing

I think everyone in America could benefit from this book! It was very well-written and easy to understand. It really shines a light on seemingly complex relationship issues. I've gone back and ... Read full review

Contents

We Need a New Psychology
3
Basic Needs and Feelings
25
Your Quality World
44
Total Behavior
62
Compatibility Personality and
89
B Conflict and Reality Therapy
114
Creativity
134
Love and Marriage
163
Trust and Your Family
191
Schooling Education and Quality Schools
234
Choice Theory in the Workplace
283
The Quality Community
309
Redefining Your Personal Freedom
332
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William Glasser, M.D., is a world-renowned psychiatrist who lectures widely. His numerous books have sold 1.7 million copies, and he has trained thousands of counselors in his Choice Theory and Reality Therapy approaches. He is also the president of the William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles.

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