Interpersonal & Group Psychology

The New Johari Window: #9 Turbulence

The New Johari Window: #9 Turbulence

The condition of turbulence is perhaps best described by drawing an analogy between postmodern relationships and the complex dynamics of white water streams.

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: VII. Cultural Differences–Honor and Aggression

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: VII. Cultural Differences–Honor and Aggression

Daniel Weishut, Psy.D. When referring to conflict it is inevitable to relate to issues of aggression, power and honor. The …

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The New Johari Window: #8 Unpredictability

The New Johari Window: #8 Unpredictability

Many relationships that could be labeled postmodern are poised on the edge of chaos. Chaos is defined here as a state of unpredictability—as a system in which certainty and uncertainty are in interplay with one another.

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The New Johari Window #7: Complexity and the Postmodern Condition

The New Johari Window #7: Complexity and the Postmodern Condition

The postmodern condition suggests that there is a critical need for discernment. We must be careful in choosing the type of feedback we wish to receive and the people from whom we want feedback.

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: III. Our Friendship at a Glance

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: III. Our Friendship at a Glance

Our friendship went through all stages and periods that intercultural friendships tend to go through.

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: II. Why Study Intercultural Friendships?

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: II. Why Study Intercultural Friendships?

Daniel Weishut, Psy.D. [The text for this essay is taken from: Weishut, D.J.N. (2012) My friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: …

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The New Johari Window #6: Awareness of Self and the Postmodern Condition

The New Johari Window #6: Awareness of Self and the Postmodern Condition

We live in a world of complexity, uncertainty and turbulence that continues to call into question our sense of a coherent self and our sense of a consistent set of interpersonal relationships.

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: I. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Friendships

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: I. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Friendships

Intercultural friendship can be full of challenges, but can also provide opportunities for mutual growth and be a small step toward social justice. This autoethnographic study focuses on the interface between interculturality and friendship.

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Creating Mental Breakthroughs: Uncomfortable Conversations Can Initiate Positive Change

Creating Mental Breakthroughs: Uncomfortable Conversations Can Initiate Positive Change

Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D. The following case study looks at how the leader initiating the conversation was able to break  through …

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Love Lingers Here: Intimate Enduring Relationships–VIII. Compatibility and Covenant

Love Lingers Here: Intimate Enduring Relationships–VIII. Compatibility and Covenant

We are inclined to be attracted to someone who fills a psychological gap that we cannot ourselves fill. Yet, partners begin to learn from each other later in their relationship, and reclaim aspects of themselves that they have disowned or left dormant for many years.

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