Category Archives: Choice Theory

The Onset of External Control

  The Onset of External Control             Humans and other mammals are the only animals that are required to learn how to behave in order to survive.  Reptiles, fish, and insects are born with the knowledge of what they have to do to survive at the time of their birth and they get right to …

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The Toxic Family

  The Toxic Parent Unfortunately, there are those family members who, unintentionally, are so toxic to another family member, that divorce from that person seems to be the only remedy.  The cause can be found in the parent’s survival skills as developed from a percieved unfriendly world in which they have lived.  Alcohol also often …

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Money Can’t Buy Happiness . . . Only Pleasure

  Money can buy happiness if one needs funding to provide our basic genetic need for survival.  Survival needs are:  Food, shelter, clothing, transportation, health, and adequate finances to sustain these needs.  But Survival is not the only basic and genetic requirement to attain happiness.  There are also the needs for Love and Belonging, Power, …

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The 5 Basic Needs On Drugs and Alcohol

  For those not familiar with the Five Basic Needs,  the motivation behind all  our behavior, they are: Survival Love & Belonging Power Freedom Fun  (please scroll down to see my blog from 12/11 for explanation of all the Five Needs)   At first, young people drink to discover what alcohol is all about since they aren’t …

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Why People Drink Alcohol

Why do people drink alcohol?  For most, it started around the age of 15 or 16 years of age.  And this is the result of our laws making it illegal to drink until the age of 21.  The teenager wants to know what this magic elixir is that they cannot consume until they reach a …

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Serotonin Lie Admitted

  Psychiatry’s Grand Confession Posted on January 23, 2012 by Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. / Jeffrey Lacasse, Ph.D. The psychiatry profession has finally come clean and confessed on a national media outlet that there is no evidence to support the Serotonin Theory of Depression. Today, on NPR’s Morning Edition there is a segment about the chemical …

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Total Behavior

 TOTAL BEHAVIOR“Behavior.”  noun 1. manner of behaving or acting. 2. Psychology, Animal Behavior . a. observable activity in a human or animal. b. the aggregate of responses to internal and external stimuli. c. a stereotyped, species-specific activity, as a courtship dance or startle reflex. 3. Often, behaviors. a behavior pattern. 4. the action or reaction …

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THE CREATIVE MIND

All too often, society tends to see someone behaving in a manner that is out of the ordinary for typical human behavior. It seems that, instantly, they come to a conclusion that the person is mentally ill and is in need of therapy and medication . . . all based upon unchecked assumptions. People do …

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Your Five Basic and Genetic Needs

 In order to possess happiness, you need to have at least one meaningful relationship in your life. Of course, the more you have, the happier you will be. But there is more to happiness than that. In order to maintain happiness, your five basic needs must be met as regularly as possible. Genetics are no …

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THE SEVEN DEADLY HABITS

When asked whom people can control, most people would respond, “only me.” Yet these would mostly be people who continually try to control others without realizing they are doing it. When someone is not doing what another person wants them to do, or won’t stop doing something that they don’t want them to do, they …

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