By: Jordan Shelledy
Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Chicago, Illinois
He emigrated to the United States in 1937
Field Studied - Psychiatry
Known for Individual psychology
Biggest Influence - Alfred Alder
His primary focus was on pre-adolescents, and he reasoned that their problem behavior resulted from feelings of lack of significance in their social group
Alfred Alder impact
Rudolf Dreikurs was Alfred Alder's close colleague and student. Upon Adler's death in 1939, Dreikurs completed Adler's lecture tour in Scotland. Dreikurs then began his own mission to promote Adler's individual psychology through lectures in prisons, schools, and health care settings.
The 4 goals that motivate childen's misbehavior
1. Getting Attention
2. Power and Control
3. Get Revenge
Praise Vs Encouragement
1) Praise is a reward given for a completed achiement
2) Praise tells students they have satisfied the demands of others
3) Praise is patronizing. The person who praises has a superior position.
4) Praise stimulates competition
5) Praise stimulates selfishness
1) Encouragement is a acknowledgement of an effort
2) Encouragement helps students evaluate their own performance
3) Encouragement is a message between equals.
4) Encouragement stimulates cooperation
5) Encourag. stimulates helpfulness
How does a teacher understand the goal of the misbehaving child?
- If the teacher feels beaten or intimidated, then the child’s goal is power.
- If the teacher feels hurt, then the child’s goal is revenge.
- If the teacher feels incapable, then the child’s goal is helplessness.Preventing discipline problems:
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