Welcome to The Library of Professional Psychology (LPP)!

The Library of Professional Psychology (LPP) is an internet based growing collection of documents focusing on the challenging practice of professional psychology.

Articles posted in this library range over many topics – from brief psycho-biographical essays that allow us to view moments in the lives of men and women from many different cultures, to extended analyses regarding complex personal, organizational, societal and cultural dynamics. Some of the articles offer practical suggestions and relevant insights while others encourage questions, inviting reflection and the opportunity to challenge established psychological principles and practices.

We hope that our library serves as a valuable, free, Internet-based source of information for you about professional psychology. LPP is an easily searchable database of trusted, high-caliber, peer-reviewed content. As the co-curators of this library, we are committed to making every article in The Library of Professional Psychology evocative of dialog. We are  offering in our collection of documents not only the cutting edge of psychological concepts but also a diversity of perspective that does justice to the global intellectual community in which we now live.

That is why a comment section is appended to each article and why our doors are open for you to contribute your own work to our library. Please follow the guidelines for submitting one of your own documents to the library. Enjoy the collection, submit your articles or dissertation, and add comments.

William Bergquist
Michal Kohane
Co-Curators

The New Freedom: Living with Hope, Skepticism and Irony

The New Freedom: Living with Hope, Skepticism and Irony

Both hope and skepticism were to be found in Estonia (and Hungary) during the early 1990s, following the Soviet collapse. Are both of these perspectives still present and do they represent the more pervasive irony that is to be found in contemporary societies?

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Leading into the Future II: A Tale of Three Societies

Leading into the Future II: A Tale of Three Societies

Many societies in our world are in the midst of major transformation from a premodern to modern social structure. This is being replicated in the shift of other societies from a modern to postmodern social structure.

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The New Johari Window II: Two Models of Interpersonal Awareness

The New Johari Window II: Two Models of Interpersonal Awareness

Joe Luft’s original model contained four quadrants that represented the total person in relation to other persons. These four quadrants also define the essential features of the New Johari Window.

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Managing Our Stress as Professionals

Managing Our Stress as Professionals

Raise your hand if this scene is familiar: You are raising a family, balancing priorities between work, school and family obligations, you have had a day to beat all others.

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Does Hope Have a Downside?

Does Hope Have a Downside?

If we’re not careful and we rely only on hope, it can become the “white horse” that will carry us away from our problems. It becomes easy to believe if we just hope enough, our lives can change. The idea of hope can sometimes imply that hope is enough, but nothing gets done if we rely on hope alone.

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Is Hope the New Antibiotic for Physical Illness?

Is Hope the New Antibiotic for Physical Illness?

Building on the concept of hope and moving forward to modern times, there are many neuroscientists and psychologists, along with religious, spiritual, and political leaders, who have written notable views about hope and how our body responds to thoughts and emotions.

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Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology I: Setting the Social Constructive Stage

Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology I: Setting the Social Constructive Stage

The headlines cry out about the psychopathology challenges being faced not only in North America and Europe, but also in virtually every other region of the world. These challenges are often related to such diverse and pervasive societal maladies as violence and terrorism, opioid use, stress and trauma, and even dysfunctional leadership

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Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy II: The World of Spiritual Aberrations

Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy II: The World of Spiritual Aberrations

The answer to psychopathy in most European societies for many centuries was to be found in the Christian concept of original sin.

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Leading into the Future I: An Introduction

Leading into the Future I: An Introduction

Not only is the future different today from what it was in the past, planning for, organizing and leading on behalf of the future is a difficult if not absurd task for anyone to undertake. This series of essays is all about the challenging (and perhaps absurd) task of preparing for a future world that has not yet revealed itself.

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The New Johari Window I: Introduction to the Interpersonal Dance

The New Johari Window I: Introduction to the Interpersonal Dance

Why are some people interpersonally smart? Why do other people seem to be interpersonally challenged, if not downright stupid? Even more fundamentally, why are each of us sometimes geniuses and sometimes idiots in our interactions with people about whom we care deeply?

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