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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.

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Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy IV: The World of Social Deviation

Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy IV: The World of Social Deviation

Could the pathology be traced to the social structure or could the pathology be just a convenient social construction used by a specific society to discourage or thwart the display of certain behaviors?

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The New Johari Window IV: Three Perspectives on Human Relationships

The New Johari Window IV: Three Perspectives on Human Relationships

The New Johari Window embraces multiple perspectives on this complex phenomenon. I will specifically look at the Johari Window from three perspectives—three ways in which to appreciate the deep nature of interpersonal relationships.

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The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology III B- Distorted/Inaccurate Views of Reality

The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology III B- Distorted/Inaccurate Views of Reality

Though some of the traditions from the east value the ‘originality’ and consider any adaptation as deviations from the real, it was almost impossible to ‘protect’ them from modifications. Translations into various languages from Chinese, Sanskrit, Pali and so on in the last 200-300 years have made them accessible globally.

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Leading into the Future III: From the Pendulum to the Fire

Leading into the Future III: From the Pendulum to the Fire

This essay concerns a critical concept as we prepare to lead into the future: the changes we are now experiencing are not reversible.

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The New Johari Window III: Interpersonal Relationships and the Locus of Control

The New Johari Window III: Interpersonal Relationships and the Locus of Control

Many years ago, Sigmund Freud discovered (or did he invent?) the Ego. Freud had already discovered that the human psyche …

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An Appreciative Approach to Organizational Consultation I: What’s in the Straw?

An Appreciative Approach to Organizational Consultation I: What’s in the Straw?

We build our model of organizational consulting on the foundation of a strongly held tenant regarding the appreciation of human capital in contemporary organizations.

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LOVE LINGERS HERE: INTIMATE ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS III. THE MYTHS AND REALITY OF ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS (THE STORIES WE ARE TOLD)

LOVE LINGERS HERE: INTIMATE ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS III. THE MYTHS AND REALITY OF ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS (THE STORIES WE ARE TOLD)

We must first look at the history of relationships in our contemporary societies and, more specifically, on the dominant personal and collective myths we cling to about intimacy and enduring relationships.

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The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology IIIA: The World of Inappropriate or Blocked Distribution of Bodily Energy, Fluids or Functions

The Four Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathology IIIA: The World of Inappropriate or Blocked Distribution of Bodily Energy, Fluids or Functions

I turn first to European perspectives and the early “medically” oriented assessments of psychopathy— an assessment of bodily fluids and their flow (or blocked flow) in the human body. My attention then shifts to nonwestern (primarily Asian) perspectives. These perspectives tend to be highly interdisciplinary, with a mixture of disciplines: philosophy, religion, culture, medicine and psychology.

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Alignment of Mind, Body and Soul

Alignment of Mind, Body and Soul

I believe that psychology and psychiatry have gone needlessly far afield in their search for the causes and cures of psychological pain.

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Stress: A Healthcare Challenge

Stress: A Healthcare Challenge

The cliff analogy can be used to examine many different health issues, and this paper will examine stress as a heath issue using the four levels of cliff analogy.

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