Choice Theory Basics

This learning object contains a synopsis and learning activities drawn from William Glasser's Choice theory. It can assist individuals appreciate about personal responsibility for change as a component of effective collaboration.

Putting it together

This diagram attempts to pull together the five sections of choice theory. On the left are the 5 basic human needs. The real world is on the right. However what is perceived is only that information that has successfully passed through the knowledge and values filters. What is perceived is compared to the images stored in the individual's quality world. Behavioural choices are made as a a result. Total behaviour includes acting, thinking, feeling and physiology. Some of these components of total behaviour are easier to change than others.

a schematic representation of choice theory