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Choice Theory

William Glasser M.D.

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Internationally acclaimed psychologist William Glasser outlines one of his most famous theories and how it can empower people and improve relationships.

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Choice Theory

Choice Theory

by William Glasser M.D.

Overview

Freedom of choice is generally considered to be a good thing. But how can we use that freedom to make the best choices possible?

Dr. William Glasser was a psychiatrist whose work was largely influential in the fields of education, workplace management, and relationship counseling. Glasser's major contribution, choice theory, explores how we make decisions to satisfy our physical and emotional needs.

In this book from 1998, Glasser explains the fundamentals of choice theory and how it drives our behavior. Choice Theory examines how we can make better choices to fulfill our shared human needs. As such, it serves as both a diagnosis and a prescription for many of the societal ailments we face today.

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We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives

- William Glasser M.D.

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