1. The Mistaken Goal Chart was created by Jane Nelson and Lynn Lott for a number of Positive Discipline texts and workshops. This chart gives possible reasons for challenging behaviors. A word of caution: ask your child before you assume that the reasons given in the chart are accurate. Source: Positive Discipline books and materials developed by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott, www.positivediscipline.com
2. Ginni Sackett: "The Human Tendencies" Ginni Sackett's perspective on the human tendencies, how they work and how they support each other in a variety of relationships, is one of my absolute favorite resources for discovering and contemplating their impact on the behaviors of our students and colleagues. This one's a must read!
3. "Human Needs and Tendencies" from the Maria Montessori Institute in London, is an investigation into the theory behind the tendencies. The document includes some different tendencies and a full description of each.
4. Dave Kosky: Human Tendencies Mr. Kosky's list of Human Tendencies is a concise description of each of 11 well-acknowledged huamn tendencies. An instructor at the Ruffing Montessori School in Ohio. This resource can also be found at https://ruffingmontessori.net/home/about/why-montessori/montessori-articles/human-tendencies/
5. Dacher Keltner: Excerpt rom a lecture on the Evolutionary Roots of Compassion, looking at Darwin's theories connecting the uniquely human characteristic of caring and compassion and how that may have influenced evolutionary developments.
6. Christopher Kukk: "Survival of the Fittest Has Evolved: Try Survival of the Kindest We've lived with the interpretation, possibly one made in error, that Darwin's "survival of the fittest" meant the dominating species: most powerful, better "genes"...a real competitive edge. But there are scientists who have questioned that, including Lynn Margulis who championed a more collaborative evolutionary perspective. This article shares some ideas born of Darwin's theories that are somewhat lesser known.