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This article is about choice theory in psychology and education. For choice theory in economics, see rational choice theory. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
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The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation, footnoting, or external linking. The term choice theory is the work of William Glasser, MD, author of the book so named, and is the culmination of some 50 years of theory and practice in psychology and counselling. Choice theory posits behaviours we choose are central to our existence. Choice theory suggests the existence of a “Quality World”.
Glasser’s idea of a “Quality World” restates the Jungian idea of archetypes but Glasser never acknowledged this. Nonetheless, Glasser’s “Quality World” and what Jung would call healthy archetypes are indistinguishable. Our “Quality World” images are our role models of an individual’s “perfect” world of parents, relations, possessions, beliefs, etc.