The Social Discipline Model of Rudolf Dreikurs (Dr D)

    Four goals of student's misbehavior:
  1. Attention getting (teacher feels: annoyed)
  2. Power seeking (teacher feels: beaten or intimidated)
  3. Revenge (teacher feels: wronged or hurt)
  4. Display of helplessness or inadequacy (teacher feels: incapable of reaching the child)

It is the teacher's responsibility of modeling appropriate attitudes, displaying a "courage to be imperfect", and nourishing student self-motivation by Encouragement.


Some Literature for Dreikurs etc.

Author(s) Title Year Remarks
Linda Albert A Teacher's Guide to Cooperative Discipline: How to Manage Your Classroom and Promote Self-Esteem 1989
Don Dinkmeyer, Rudolf Dreikurs Encouraging Children to Learn 1963
Don Dinkmeyer, Gary D. McKay, Don Dinkmeyer, Jr. STET: Systematic Training for Effective Teaching - Teacher's Handbook 1980
Don Dinkmeyer, Gary D. McKay, Don Dinkmeyer, Jr. STET: Systematic Training for Effective Teaching - Teacher's Resource Book 1980
Don Dinkmeyer, Gary D. McKay The Parent's Handbook: STEP Systematic Training for Effective Parenting 1982
Don Dinkmeyer, Gary D. McKay, Don Dinkmeyer, Jr. The Effective Parent - The next step in: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting 1987
Don Dinkmeyer, Lewis Losoncy The Skills of Encouragement - Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others 1993
Rudolf Dreikurs, Pearl Cassel, Eva Dreikurs Ferguson Discipline Without Tears - How to Reduce Conflict and Establish Cooperation in the Classroom 1972, 2004
Rudolf Dreikurs, Bernice Bronia Grunwald, Floy C. Pepper Maintaining Sanity in the Classroom - Classroom Management Techniques 1971, 1998
Rudolf Dreikurs Psychology in the Classroom - A Manual for Teachers 1957,1968
Rudolf Dreikurs The Challenge of Parenthood 1958
Rudolf Dreikurs, Vicki Soltz Children: The Challenge 1964
Rudolf Dreikurs Social Equality: The Challenge of Today 1971
Rudolf Dreikurs Individual Psychology - A Discussion (2 MP4 files) 1969
Charles H. Wolfgang Solving Discipline Problems - Methods and Models for Today's Teachers 1980-1999
Author(s) Title Year Remarks



Some Links for Adler/Dreikurs/Albert/Dinkmeyer


Some Literature for Alfred Adler

Author(s) Title Year Remarks
Alfred Adler The Practice and Theory of Individual Psychology (PDF) 1923
Alfred Adler Understanding Human Nature (PDF) 1927 Lectures at the Vienna People's Institute
Alfred Adler The Education of Children (PDF) 1930
Alfred Adler and Associates Guiding the Child - On the Principles of Individual Psychology (PDF) 1930 Only one chapter by Adler himself. Twenty-one chapters on the work being conducted in the Vienna child guidance clinics
Alfred Adler and Associates What Life Should Mean to You (PDF) 1932 Good written and easy to understand, because NOT written by Adler himself.
Alfred Adler Social Interest: A Challenge to Mankind 1938 Summation and restatement of Adler's theories
Heinz and Rowena Ansbacher - Alfred Adler The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler - A Systematic Presentation in Selections from his Writings 1938
Heinz and Rowena Ansbacher - Alfred Adler Superiority and Social Interest - A Collection of Later Writings 1964

contains in part IV: Alfred Adler: A Biographical Essay - by Carl Furtmüller

Phyllis Bottome Private Worlds 1934 psychological concepts
Phyllis Bottome The Mortal Storm 1938 To the memory of Dr. Adler.
Jewish family fate after Nazis came to power in 1933

1940 film version with actor James Stewart. A bold revelation of the brutality of the Nazi regime leading to a ban of all MGM movies in Germany.

Phyllis Bottome Alfred Adler - A Biography (PDF) 1939 Phyllis Bottome was designated by Adler to do his biography.

quote from p.296: "... until the shadow of the Nazi regime fell upon us.

We remained as long as we could after the rise of Hitler, but we soon saw that it was impossible to continue a psychology that taught individual freedom and love of one's neighbor with a regime which turned its citizens into state slaves, and tortured its minorities - Jewish, Catholic, or Liberal.

We realized the falsity of the Jewish red herring, since no one could possibly prove what his exact racial origin may have been; and we guessed that behind it lurked the necessity of choosing a scapegoat with sufficient possessions to make wholesale robbery worth while."

Phyllis Bottome Murder in the Bud / Danger Signal 1939 Crime Novel. To Dr. Alexandra Adler.
Phyllis Bottome The Life Line 1946 To Louischen of North Tirol
Viennese spy novel.
Phyllis Bottome Search for a Soul - autobiography 1947
Phyllis Bottome The Goal - autobiography 1962 The Goal - her real autobiography.
Pam Hirsch The Constant Liberal: The Life and Work of Phyllis Bottome 2010 The ultimate biography of Phyllis Bottome.
Edward Hoffman The Drive for Self - Alfred Adler and the Founding of Individual Psychology 1994 The ultimate biography of Alfred Adler.
Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person 1961
Carl Rogers, edited by Howard Kirschenbaum, Valerie Henderson The Carl Rogers Reader - Selections ... 1989
Carl Rogers, Jerome Freiberg Freedom to Learn 1994
Author(s) Title Year Remarks