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Rudolf Dreikurs (February 8, 1897, Vienna - May 25, 1972, Chicago) was an American psychiatrist and educator who developed psychologist Alfred Adler's system of individual psychology into a pragmatic method for understanding the purposes of reprehensible behaviour in children and for stimulating cooperative behaviour without punishment or reward.

He suggested that human misbehavior is the result of feeling a lack of belonging to one's social group. When this happens the child acts from one of four "mistaken goals": undue attention, power, revenge or avoidance (inadequacy).

Dreikurs' main theory dealt with misbehavior of pre-adolescents. He reasoned that these students will “act out” based on the four, principled, "mistaken goals." The first reason for their misbehavior is that they desire undue attention. If they do not receive the attention they crave through their actions (good or bad, e.g. doing well on a paper or throwing a tantrum), they move onto seeking power (e.g. they may refuse to complete a paper). If their power struggle is thwarted, they try to get revenge. If even revenge does not get the desired response, they begin to feel inadequate. His books list many ways to combat these behaviors. His overall goal was that students would learn to cooperate reasonably without being penalized or rewarded because they would feel that they are valuable contributors to the classroom.

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Total Books: 59
Children The Challenge
2020 - Children the Challenge [Chinese Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9787545556278
ISBN-10: 7545556275
Genre: Parenting & Relationships

Discipline Without Tears How to Reduce Conflict and Establish Cooperation in the Classroom
Psychologie im Klassenzimmer
2003 - Psychologie Im Klassenzimmer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783608940718
ISBN-10: 3608940715

Kinder fordern uns heraus Wie erziehen wir sie zeitgem
2003 - Kinder Fordern Uns Heraus Wie Erziehen Wir Sie Zeitgem (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783608942774
ISBN-10: 3608942777

2003 - Familienrat (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783608942422
ISBN-10: 3608942424

Ermutigung an jedem Tag Zuversicht fr Eltern und Kinder
2002 - Ermutigung an Jedem Tag Zuversicht Fr Eltern Und Kinder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783451050473
ISBN-10: 3451050471

Grundbegriffe der Individualpsychologie
2002 - Grundbegriffe Der Individualpsychologie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783608901078
ISBN-10: 3608901078

Eltern und Kinder Freunde oder Feinde
2001 - Eltern Und Kinder Freunde Oder Feinde (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783608940282
ISBN-10: 3608940286

Encouraging Children to Learn
2000 - Encouraging Children to Learn (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781583910825
ISBN-10: 1583910824
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction

Kinder lernen aus den Folgen Wie man sich Schimpfen und Strafen sparen kann
2000 - Kinder Lernen Aus Den Folgen Wie Man Sich Schimpfen Und Strafen Sparen Kann (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783451048845
ISBN-10: 3451048841

An Introduction to Individual Psychology
1999 - An Introduction to Individual Psychology [International Library of Psychology] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780415210553
ISBN-10: 0415210550
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

The Challenge of Marriage
1999 - The Challenge of Marriage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781560326625
ISBN-10: 156032662X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Maintaining Sanity In The Classroom Classroom Management Techniques
1998 - Maintaining Sanity in the Classroom Classroom Management Techniques (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781560327271
ISBN-10: 1560327278
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Happy Children The Classic Work on Improving ParentChild Relations Intelligent Humane and Eminently Practical
Selbstbewut Die Psychologie eines Lebensgefhls
1995 - Selbstbewut Die Psychologie Eines Lebensgefhls (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423350945
ISBN-10: 3423350946

Lehrer und Schler lsen Disziplinprobleme
1995 - Lehrer Und Schler Lsen Disziplinprobleme (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783407251039
ISBN-10: 3407251033

Disziplin ohne Traenen
1995 - Disziplin Ohne Traenen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783486026191
ISBN-10: 3486026194

New Approach to Discipline Logical Consequences
1993 - New Approach to Discipline Logical Consequences (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780452271708
ISBN-10: 0452271703
Genre: Parenting & Relationships

Discipline without Tears A Reassuring and Practical Guide to Teaching Your Child Positive Behavior
Children The Challenge
1991 - Children the Challenge (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452266551
ISBN-10: 0452266556
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Approach to Discipline
1990 - Approach to Discipline (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780525484189
ISBN-10: 0525484183