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March 11, 2006

Mental Health Counseling

Filed under: Clinical Psychology,Japan,North America,World Psychology — Admin @ 12:31 pm

Situations Facing People in Tokyo and Japan

Do you find it is easier for Japanese to talk about their problems in English rather than Japanese?

Yes, sometimes. This can be the case even with people of varying levels of fluency if they are given sufficient time to formulate what they want to express in their minds before responding verbally and providing that the counselor or group facilitator can speak Japanese.

When speaking in Japanese people may ‘hesitate’ to express personal feelings and emotions verbally. Even as very young children people here have been ‘trained’ to suppress, in public and even at times in private, expression of their emotions and individual opinions when they differ from the group view or the views or their elders in order to maintain an impression of social harmony and agreement.

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December 27, 2005

Psychiatrist Implicated in Nazi Atrocities Dies

VIENNA, Austria — Dr. Heinrich Gross, a psychiatrist who worked at a clinic where the Nazis killed and conducted cruel experiments on thousands of children, died Dec. 15, his family announced Thursday. He was 90.
Gross, who was implicated in nine deaths as part of a Nazi plot to eliminate “worthless lives,” had escaped trial in March after a court ruled he suffered from severe dementia. No cause of death was given in a brief statement issued by his family.
Gross was a leading doctor in Vienna’s infamous Am Spiegelgrund clinic. Historians and survivors of the clinic had accused him of killing or taking part in the clinic’s experiments on thousands of children deemed by the Nazis to be physically, mentally or otherwise unfit for Adolf Hitler’s vision of a perfect world.

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October 6, 2005

Fresh Glance at Immigrants in the United States by Foreign Psychologist

Filed under: North America,Social Psychology,World Psychology — Admin @ 10:53 pm

by Madina Bakhitova-Niazoff, MS Psychology

Coming to the United States 3 months ago I had an opportunity to observe day-to-day life and make a brief psychological analyze of immigrants, trying to answer questions I was asked. Many American people are wondering why do foreign people come to United States? Who they are and where is their patriotism? Aren’t they homesick? What is the main reason they come to a foreign country and make all the efforts to study foreign language?

Many people come to the United States in hope to find freedom, which they did not have before in their motherland. However, the word “freedom” can be understood in different ways – for some people it’s freedom to buy a lot of food, household items or clothes. Having a lack of opportunity to buy goods in their homeland due to high prices, unemployment and low salaries, these people become “happy” very soon, since they are able now to buy almost everything they think they want.

But for others freedom means possibility to grow personally and professionally, to make contribution to the society, being able to study, gain scholarships or assistantships, make scientific research in spite of difficulties with foreign language, expensive education, and absolutely unfamiliar environment. This type of immigrants becomes good professionals in various fields such as medicine, mathematics, physics, construction, psychiatry and so on. They realize themselves personally, making contribution to the society where they live and increase their level of psychological self-actualization. This is not an easy way for immigrants, but the American society also has a lot of benefits for them and their children. Even the possibility to work, be valued and fairly paid is part of freedom, sought by people around the world.

Most of immigrants are homesick, have difficulties in understanding foreign language and it is not easy for them to realize all the rules and laws of the new country. That is the reason why immigrants often get very confused during their first several years in the United States, causing depressions, frustrations and even break-ups of families. Very often recently immigrated parents misunderstand their children who get used to the new life-style very quickly.

However, in spite of all obstacles many immigrants do achieve success. I have tried to understand what is they key to success, talking with people from Russia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Puerto-Rico, Ethiopia, and Uzbekistan. Together we understand, that the most important way to succeed for immigrants is to realize their goals from first days in United States. Immigrants should ask themselves: Why did I move to this country? What am I expected to do here? And how can I contribute to the society? It is important to have life orientations and values directed to contribution to the society. It is also important to learn more about history and laws of the country, have friendly attitude and some day the American society will reward and treat you with respect you deserve.

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About the author:

Madina Bakhitova-Niazoff, MS Psychology,
is the chief editor for http://www.psychologyspace.com – an online psychology portal providing news and information on various psychology subjects, discussion forum, psychology RSS feeds and web links.

Madina volunteers at Wilmington Hospital’s First State School – a very special program for children with chronic illnesses.

August 22, 2005

Website of the month: WorldPsychology.net

Filed under: North America,Website of the Month,World Psychology — Admin @ 10:57 pm

Website of the month: WorldPsychology.net

….Hello, my name is Mark Allan Sircus and I am a world psychologist, a doctor of oriental medicine, and the director of the International Medical Veritas Association IMVA. There you can find much information about mercury in medicine and dentistry as well as the huge environmental problem that that is building up like an invisible cloud of radiation. There also you can sign up for the Medical News Commentaries that I publish every week.

This World Psychology site is one of three sites that display my work though this one is the largest and represents my writings up to the spring of 2003. In conjunction with the IMVA I have opened the International Detoxification and Chelation Clinic (IDCC) and there we specialize in the detoxification and chelation of chemical poisons from the body in children and adults with safe naturopathic methods.

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