Interpersonal & Group Psychology

The New Johari Window #34 Alternative Johari Models II: Stabilized Interaction Model

The New Johari Window #34 Alternative Johari Models II: Stabilized Interaction Model

When I introduce the stabilized interaction model into our analysis of Quad Four dynamics, several interesting results occur. They all …

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The New Johari Window #33: Alternative Johari Models I. The Disjointed Model

The New Johari Window #33: Alternative Johari Models I. The Disjointed Model

The disjointed model highlights the dynamic interaction between Quad Four and it’s opposite quadrant, Quad One. While the original Johari Window requires that Quad Four material move through Quad Two or Quad Three before moving on to Quad One, the disjointed model allows for an immediate movement of Quad Four material into Quad One.

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The New Johari Window #31: Quadrant Four: Interaction Between Two People

The New Johari Window #31: Quadrant Four: Interaction Between Two People

According to Luft (in all of his optimism), there is the opportunity for something wonderful (even magical) to occur—resulting from the movement of Quad Four material (through Quads Two and Three) to Quad One

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The New Johari Window #30: Quadrant Four: The Unknown Area

The New Johari Window #30: Quadrant Four: The Unknown Area

The fourth quadrant is filled with paradox and enigma. It provokes a convoluted question: “How do we know Quad Four exists, if no one is aware of what’s in it?”  Even if we accept “on faith” that Quad Four material does exist, how do we discover what is in this quadrant and how do we appreciate the impact which Quad Four content has on the other three quadrants?

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The New Johari Window #15. Quadrant One and Internal Locus of Control

The New Johari Window #15. Quadrant One and Internal Locus of Control

In Quad One, the fundamental issue regarding locus of control resides in the dynamics of individualism versus conformity.  In American and Northern European societies, strong emphasis is often placed on individualism and the right—even obligation— of individuals to stake out their own distinctive identity. This individualistic imperative, in turn, requires the assumption of internal locus of control.  We can’t stake out a distinctive public self, without believing that we can ignore or overcome our personal history, our present environment, and the expectations that other people place on us because of our social-economic class, gender, race, ethnic background and so forth. This individualism and internal locus of control is reinforced by the media (“self-made man”) and reward systems (“find the responsible party”)..

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The Engagement of Relationships I. Eastern Philosophy and Quantum

The Engagement of Relationships I. Eastern Philosophy and Quantum

The Global Psychology Task Force has moved to a focus on perspectives and practices regarding the relationships between people — especially in a psychotherapy, coaching and consulting relationship.

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Micro Aggression in the 21st Century

Micro Aggression in the 21st Century

The Global Psychology Task Force has conveyed a round table, composed of professional psychologists from around the world, to focus …

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Polarization in the World of COVID-19

Polarization in the World of COVID-19

During times of great crisis, people are supposed to come together and set aside their “petty” differences to confront a …

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Creating and Altering Rituals

Creating and Altering Rituals

No one knows exactly how forgoing shared rituals will affect us individually or as a society. However, science does give us some clues. By understanding the purpose of shared rituals, we can try to preserve their intent and create a sense of shared emotion, connection, and transcendence.

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The New Johari Window #7: Postmodern Relationships and Complexity

The New Johari Window #7: Postmodern Relationships and Complexity

The increasing density of human population is not simply a matter of population growth, it also has to do with a remarkable dynamic that is to be found in most systems—what many theorists now label the strange attractor phenomenon.

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