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

Issue Four: The Psychology of Political Behavior–Touching the Third Rail

Issue Four: The Psychology of Political Behavior–Touching the Third Rail

In the field of professional psychology—and more generally in the discipline of psychology—there are several “third rails.” These are areas …

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Psychology, Neo-Sociopsychology, and Paths to a Better, Less Prejudiced Society

Psychology, Neo-Sociopsychology, and Paths to a Better, Less Prejudiced Society

When it comes to psychology in general, I am a fan. I have a degree in it. At its best, …

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A PALLID HOPELESSNESS: REFLECTIONS ON ALIENATION

A PALLID HOPELESSNESS: REFLECTIONS ON ALIENATION

Conceive a man by nature and misfortune prone to a pallid hopelessness…. -Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of …

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Personality Disorders, Attachment, and National Trauma: A Psychosociological Approach to Psychodynamic Therapy

Personality Disorders, Attachment, and National Trauma: A Psychosociological Approach to Psychodynamic Therapy

Can psychotherapy prevent fascism? We can only answer that question by exploring the dynamics of fascism and group narcissism.

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THE AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY I: PRELIMINARY PERSPECTIVES AND STUDIES

THE AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY I: PRELIMINARY PERSPECTIVES AND STUDIES

William Bergquist and Kevin Weitz Man would fain be great and sees that he is little; would fain be happy …

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Organizational Consultation XXXII: The Appreciative Leader: From a 21st Century Perspective

Organizational Consultation XXXII: The Appreciative Leader: From a 21st Century Perspective

[Note: Most of this essay was actually wirtten during the last decade of the 20th Century. The themes introduced, however, …

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Organizational Consultation XXXI: The Appreciative Leader: From A Traditional Perspective

Organizational Consultation XXXI: The Appreciative Leader: From A Traditional Perspective

How does one address this interplay between order and chaos? How does one move beyond the contextual model of leadership …

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Organizational Consultation XXX: Leadership and the Appreciative Perspective

Organizational Consultation XXX: Leadership and the Appreciative Perspective

The time has come to directly address the issue of appreciative leadership. Specifically, the time has come to focus on an important proposition: if a leader is appreciative in her own engagement with other members of the organization, then the task of implementing appreciative strategies is much less formidable.

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The New Johari Window #35: A Final View

The New Johari Window #35: A Final View

I offer Luft’s original statement about each principle. These principles have informed the New Johari Window. However, each of these principles has been expanded or revised as a result of the new analysis.

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Building the Bridge: Inter-Generational Generativity

Building the Bridge: Inter-Generational Generativity

We all know the benefits of a close and loving relationship between grandparents and their young grandchildren. What we often overlook, however; is the incredible richness and significance of these multi-generational relationships among adult grandchildren.We believe that these benefits accrue not just to grandparents, but also to the older men and women who choose to spend high quality time with young people.

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