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Glasser, William 1925-2013

Works: 391 works in 1,046 publications in 15 languages and 28,557 library holdings
Genres: Self-help publications  Case studies  Popular works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Music  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Commentator, Interviewee, Contributor, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer
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Reality therapy : a new approach to psychiatry by William Glasser( Book )

44 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 2,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the philosophy and procedures of the newer therapeutic method that emphasizes the individual's acceptance of reality and of responsibility for his or her behavior
Schools without failure by William Glasser( Book )

55 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the bestselling Reality Therapy offers daring recommendations to "shake up educators" (Alexander Bassin)
The quality school : managing students without coercion by William Glasser( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suggests that traditional coercive management in schools be replaced by a system that brings together students and staff
The identity society by William Glasser( Book )

40 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For professionals who work with people, parents, teachers, and others
Positive addiction by William Glasser( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Reality Therapy and Take Effective Control of Your Life shows readers how to gain strength and self-esteem through positive behavior
Take effective control of your life by William Glasser( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the inner basis of all our behavior and feelings and the way by which we may control our emotions and actions for healthier, productive lives
Control theory in the classroom by William Glasser( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivation - Learning pictures - Discipline behaviours - Learning team model - Teacher as a modern manager - Classroom examples
Choice theory : a new psychology of personal freedom by William Glasser( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologist William Glasser, author of Reality Therapy, calls for a complete overhaul of traditional psychology based on the goal of strengthening relationships by appealing to each individual's basic needs for love, power, freedom, and pleasure. He argues that, barring severe poverty or untreatable illness, unsatisfying or disconnecting relationships are the source of almost all crime, addiction, and mental illness, as well as marital, family, and school failure. For progress in human relationships, he explains that we must give up the punishing, relationship-destroying external control psychology
The quality school teacher : specific suggestions for teachers who are trying to implement the lead-management ideas of The quality school in their classrooms by William Glasser( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specific suggestions for teachers who are trying to implement the lead-management ideas of the quality school in their classrooms
Stations of the mind : new directions for reality therapy by William Glasser( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stations of the Mind is a logical and necessary expansion of William Glasser's basic Reality Therapy ideas, an expansion which began with Positive Addiction about meditation, running, and other "good" addictions. In clear, nontechnical language, this book tells how our brains function in living'specifically what we do, think, and feel. Any reader can use it to make a major impact on the social sciences, medicine, and the growing field of meditation. Dr. Glasser's thesis, based on the Control System Psychology of William Powers, a student of cybernetics and consultant on this book, is that we, like all living creatures, are internally motivated. All of us are driven by powerful internal forces that push us not only to survive, but toward belonging, worthwhileness, fun, and freedom. From these and perhaps our other basic needs, we construct a complex, unique a personal world. Our brain then acts as the control system that deals with the real world to try and control it so that it comes as close as possible to our personal world. Glasser points out that what happens outside us in the real world is of little or no significance unless it relates to what is already inside us in our personal world. This new, human, internally motivated psychology contrasts sharply with the standard, external, mechanical, stimulus-response behavior psychology currently so popular. Glasser strips away much of the mystery that has surrounded the workings of our mind. Those who read the book carefully need never again be puzzled as to how we behave or about many of the whys of our behavior. It explains the common psychological upsets'from acting out to depression, from nonmedical pain and disability to psychoses. Dr. Glasser sets forth a new usable explanation of how addictive drugs work in the brain and why we use them. He also explains how our brain malfunctions and causes us to suffer psychosomatic illnesses. Finally, as we understand how our brain struggles to fulfill our needs, we will gain valuable insight into our most pressing social problem'how to get along with each other; that must come through negotiation and compromise. Our brain is not built to do otherwise. Here is a carefully developed thesis, a clear explanation of complex ideas, and a wide variety of ways that we can use them in our lives and our work
Mental health or mental illness? Psychiatry for practical action by William Glasser( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and Dutch and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality therapy in action by William Glasser( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this plainspoken, welcome follow-up to his 1965 bestseller Reality Therapy, no-nonsense psychiatrist Glasser revisits some familiar psychological terrain and presents a series of candid chats with composite characters closely drawn from his patients. His reality theory emphasizes the importance of conscious choice and personal responsibility as effective alternatives to drugs or electroshock therapy for redirecting the destructive behaviors often labeled as mental illness. Glasser repeatedly stresses the importance to his clients of meaningful, loving relationships to sustaining good emotional and mental health; those clients include a teenage girl infatuated with promiscuity, a suicidal husband who dreams of becoming the woman he sees when he looks in the mirror, a battered wife fearful of freedom, a potentially explosive teenage boy raised on harsh words and cruelty, and an obsessive-compulsive man transfixed with his similarity to the nasty Jack Nicholson character in the film As Good as It Gets. Wasting no time on exploring dreams or childhood trauma, Glasser hones in on the obstacles to each patient's intimate relationships or normal functioning. While some of the results are extremely positive, not all of the conflicts are resolved favorably or predictably. Taking an unromanticized look at our modern phobias and manias, Glasser offers sharp insights into how making rational, effective choices can heal the mind and soul. 25-city radio campaign
Unhappy teenagers : a way for parents and teachers to reach them by William Glasser( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the "seven deadly habits" of parents with adolescent children and urges them to get real, abandon old strategies that do not work, and adopt the "Choice Theory" of parenting teenagers
The control theory manager : combining the control theory of William Glasser with the wisdom of W. Edwards Deming to explain both what quality is and what lead-managers do to achieve it by William Glasser( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines control theory with the wisdom of the Deming management philosophy to show managers how to use control theory in order to practice lead-management
Warning, psychiatry can be hazardous to your mental health by William Glasser( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at how psychopharmacology has usurped the role of psychotherapy in our society, to the great detriment of the patients involved
The reality therapy reader : a survey of the work of William Glasser, M.D. by Alexander Bassin( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected articles "written by Dr. Glasser himself ... by the three editors, and by many other therapists."
Staying together : the control theory guide to a lasting marriage by William Glasser( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much human misery has its origin in poverty, neglect, abuse, and ignorance. But perhaps the most common human misery is that which occurs in an unsuccessful marital relationship. Countless men and women are competent, productive, caring, intelligent, happy, and successful - except with their partners. Despite the fact that many of the social problems affecting us have their origins in unhappy marriages, there is little tangible information on how to maintain a successful union." "Dr. William Glasser, one of the world's noted psychiatrists and authors, began to think about this subject when his wife told him shortly before cancer claimed her life in 1992: "You won't do well by yourself; I hope you can find someone with whom you will be happy." She was right. After forty-six years of marriage, he wasn't happy by himself, but it was not easy to find someone else." "As he began his quest for a new love, Glasser was forced to consider why some marriages succeed and others fail. Staying Together, his deeply personal guide to maintaining a fulfilling marriage, describes how he and his fiancee, Carleen Floyd, have built their relationship. Glasser advises readers on how to create loving and lasting marriages by applying control theory - his theory of how we function psychologically as each of us attempts to control our life - to relationships. The result is a wealth of new information about who would make a compatible partner and how to improve any relationship."--Jacket
Choice theory in the classroom by William Glasser( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Glasser, M.D., puts his successful choice theory to work in our schools--with a new approach in increasing student motivation. "Dr. Glasser translates choice theory into a productive, classroom model of team learning with emphasis on satisfaction and excitement. Working in small teams, students find that knowledge contributes to power, friendship and fun. Because content and the necessary student collaboration skills must be taught, teachers need to develop skills if they are to use this model successfully. The dividends are 'turned-on ' students and satisfied teachers."--Madeline Hunter, University of California at Los Angeles "Choice Theory in the Classroom is a landmark book, without question one of the most important and useful books for teachers to appear in a long while. Written with rare lucidity and grace, the book has numerous instantly usable ideas that will contribute fundamentally to the success of classroom teachers. William Glasser combines his extensive theoretical expertise and wide practical experience to provide a practical and illuminating guide for teachers [that] should be required reading in every college of education in the country."--David and Roger Johnson, University of Minnesota "Choice Theory in the Classroom presents an insightful analysis of what is wrong with traditional school and what need to be done about it. Dr. Glasser gives a compelling rationale for the use of learning-teams in schools to capture the excitement and commitment students display in sports but rarely in the classroom. The book is well written and persuasive. I hope every teacher in America buys it, believes it, and behaves accordingly."--Robert Slavin, John Hopkins University
Control theory in the practice of reality therapy : case studies by William Glasser( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight lessons for a happier marriage by William Glasser( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applying the methods and ideas espoused in his popular book Choice TheoryEight Lessons for a Happier Marriage showcases eight real-life histories of troubled couples and presents simple, practical solutions to overcoming the pitfalls illustrated therein. Keeping love alive and strong is not as difficult as you think; let the Glassers and this indispensable book show you how!
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Alternative Names
Glasser, W. 1925-

Glasser, W. (William), 1925-

Glasser, William, 1925-

Glasser, William A.

Glasser, Wm

William Glasser Amerikaans psychiater (1925-2013)

William Glasser psichiatra statunitense

Глассер, Уилльям

Глассер, Уильям 1925-

גלאסער, וילים

ويليام جلاسر، 1925-

ویلیام قلاسر

ویلیام گلسر روان‌پزشک آمریکایی

글라서, 윌리엄 1925-2013

글라써, 윌리암 1925-2013

글라써, 윌리엄 1925-2013

글래서, W 1925-2013

글래서, 윌리엄 1925-2013

글래써, 윌리암 1925-2013

글래이서, 윌리엄 1925-2013

글레이즈, W 1925-2013

글레이즈, 윌리암 1925-2013

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Schools without failureThe quality school : managing students without coercionPositive addictionTake effective control of your lifeControl theory in the classroomChoice theory : a new psychology of personal freedomThe quality school teacher : specific suggestions for teachers who are trying to implement the lead-management ideas of The quality school in their classroomsReality therapy in action