Glasser's Ten Axioms Of The Choice Theory

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The choice theory states that humans are internally motivated. According to the theory, all humans do from birth to death is behave
(Sommers-Flanagan & Sommers-Flanagan, 2015). Glasser referred to the concept total behavior which includes acting, thinking, feeling, and physiology. In addition to these concepts, there are ten axioms of choice theory. The choice theory states that humans are motivated to satisfy one or more five basic, genetically encoded needs (Sommers-Flanagan & Sommers-Flanagan, 2015). These needs include survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. With the concept of survival, all living creatures are genetically programmed to struggle to survive and survival needs are expressed through total behavior. The second basic human need of love and belonging describes the need for humans to need other people in their lives to meet the rest of their needs. Glasser believes that the need for us to love and belong is the primary human need. We are influenced everywhere to have the feeling of love and belonging. Glasser also provides advice for those looking for romantic love. Glasser says the need for power is viewed negatively and he would rather it be depicted positively with characteristics such as achievement, inner control, or accomplishment (Sommers-Flanagan & Sommers-Flanagan, 2015). The concept in choice theory states that creativity is directly connected to freedom. The rationale for this is if one is not able to express themselves then they are not truly free. …show more content…

He believes that people should be punished when they do things that are wrong and only reward them who they do the right things. He refers to behavior as external control psychology because it focuses on stimuli factors outside of a person shaping human behavior. Compared to choice therapy, which focuses on internal values and needs that shape human

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