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
Curator

The Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy IX: The World of Aspirations

The Assumptive Worlds of Psychopathy IX: The World of Aspirations

We have been living for many years in what has been termed the “age of anxiety”. This phrase has been …

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From Learned Helplessness to Hope: A Case Study

From Learned Helplessness to Hope: A Case Study

For the LGBTQ+ youth, it is not enough to examine hope on the individual level. It should be linked into a broader context of family, community, and nation.

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Revisiting COVID-19 Policy: A Psychological Perspective on Consideration and Compassion

Revisiting COVID-19 Policy: A Psychological Perspective on Consideration and Compassion

Early in 2020, I published an essay concerning policies that were being or could be enacted in response to the emerging COVID-19 health care crisis. Now, one year later, I wish to review the ways in which policies in this arena were and were not engaged.

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Organizational Consultation XIII: The Human Resource Bank—Source of Information and Use

Organizational Consultation XIII: The Human Resource Bank—Source of Information and Use

We continue our description of the human resource bank and its use as a consultative strategy for more fully releasing human capital. Specifically, we identify the primary sources of information for the human resource bank and the way this information and the bank can be used for the release of human capital.

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Issue Two: Innovative Collaboration and The Future of Democracy: Authoritarianism or Freedom

Issue Two: Innovative Collaboration and The Future of Democracy: Authoritarianism or Freedom

Once again, we have a number of fine articles from extraordinary men and women, and for this I am grateful. …

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMANITY  

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMANITY  

The moonshot in this article is to find allies for the radical transformation needed to assure senior leaders bring character and inquiry to governance. This is for the sake of Democracy and Humanity. The test is in honoring their word, competence, moral principles, honesty, courage, loyalty, fortitude, and doing the right thing.

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Creating What People Want in Dayton, Ohio,  But Don’t Think They Can Have

Creating What People Want in Dayton, Ohio, But Don’t Think They Can Have

“Re-Imagining America” is a response to a widespread experience that somehow “America has left itself behind” and is building a platform precisely to take on this Awful Truth, which has recently further been laid bare by the police killings of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others.

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The Control Illusion

The Control Illusion

Focus on “being in control” is an illusion that feeds the ego at the cost of well-being and effectiveness. Although it is a big jump, it seems this illusion is seminal in the psyche of the Human species and permeates current attempts by those with authority to resolve the big issues facing our world today.

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THE FUTURE  A Short Guide to Getting There in One Piece

THE FUTURE A Short Guide to Getting There in One Piece

We are already in a world where everybody is able to come up with ideas. We inform the intelligent operation of our likes and dislikes in the data that we send back to it. Imagine if we trust the front line more – we would create more meaningful customer experiences – and quicker.

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Is Experiencing the Overview Effect a Human Right?

Is Experiencing the Overview Effect a Human Right?

Since the mid-1980s, I have been conducting research into the experience of astronauts when they view the Earth from space and in space, from Low Earth Orbit or on lunar missions.

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