Michael Hadzantonis

In the November issue, Issue 21, I began to discuss methods of analysis in psychology. I spoke of shifting meaning in selves and those who we interact with. I thus began to discuss ego and identity, the two constructs which intertwine methodologically and in practicality, and which we can employ as a starting point for building methods of analysis in psychology. In observing appropriates and authorizations of identity, perception of people can and do alter semiotic frames and contexts, while these frames and contexts also act reciprocative manner so to influenceRead More

Posted On December 22, 2015By hadzantonisIn 2015-Dec-22, 2015-dec-22-fo

Perspective of self: Part 2

Our frame of reference of self can well influence our perspectives of others, and hence our attitudes and actions toward those others. The positioning of self and others, which creates distances between ourselves and others, becomes predicated on and predicates the wide range of influences we employ to effect these perceptions. these are the semiotics that influence our perceptions, and those that emerge from our attributions to see self and others in our relative stances. consequently, as we articulate these stances through the diverse semiotics that influence and emerge from stance, we both shortenRead More
In the Counselling dysfunctional families project, the counselors interacted with adolescents and their parents. The purposes included that participants all shared their experiences, personally and with each other, while expanding on their conceptualizations and understandings of their psychological dispositions. Dr. Tri Thi Minh Thuy, the main counselor, explains that the structural aims of this project include that the she focus on factors influencing that children have have problems with each other and with their parents and other family members. During her work as counselor and psychology therapist, she engaged withRead More
  Research and work in all fields of psychology, that is, individual, social, corporate, organizational, educational, and other psychologies, as vast and as intricately complex as they may appear, we can approach from a multiplicity of methodological and epistemological perspectives. Any of these offers a starting point for increased conceptualizations of method and methodology in Psychology research. More so, the analysis of psychologies, which serve to connect the various strands and fields of psychology, exhibit and embody common themes and frameworks. Ego and identity, two constructs which intertwine methodologically and inRead More
The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) for Undergraduate Students provides 100 Iraqi undergraduate students with a unique educational exchange experience during the summer months. The program provided invaluable leadership and educational opportunities for approximately 1500 students since its creation in 2007. These programs work to support the goals of the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen the connections between the people of the United States and Iraq, and have created a cadre of young Iraqi leaders who are inspiring and impacting their communities. IYLEP, sponsoredRead More
Physically challenged people in Libya currently have no special facilities. NGOs have not provided special vehicles for them. So they have to use public transport, which is not convenient, unlike other modern countries, which provide special facilities: All this due to the current situation in Libya. The inspiration for this project emerged from the social service sector. The investigator noticed that some physically challenged people have a high self concept. In the research, the investigator focused on perceptions of the psychically challenged, towards both self and the non physically challenged, whetherRead More
The Internet, satellite television and even the telephone are now increasingly used in Islam to transfer Fatwas — religious decrees. A fatwa is a ruling by a recognized Islamic scholar, often on a weighty matter. But the traditional definition is becoming blurred as Muslims turn to Islamic websites and “tele-imams” for advice on how to live their lives. However, traditional and very rigidly produced Fatwas are now seeing a change. Many modern Muftis and academics increasingly finding a need to localize, and individualize Fatwas, according to the situated context ofRead More
Since 1984, Professor Muhammed Haron has been associated with Muslim News, a monthly Muslim Newspaper, distributed and produced throughout central to southern Africa. The newspaper began in 1960 by the Syed & Sons family in Cape Town’s Cape Flats area, and appeared regularly from that year onward. When he joined the paper, then under the editorship of Mr. Farid Sayed, the paper had undergone administrative changes. Professor Haron was then part of an executive team that supervised the paper but that was also involved in writing some of its editorials. These editorials provided theRead More

Posted On November 15, 2015By hadzantonisIn 2015-nov-21, 2015-nov-21-fcp

Nohwike’ Bágowa

Located in the Fort Apache Historic Park, in Arizona, Nohwike’ Bágowa, that is, the House of Our Footprints, the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center and Museum, has become the place to experience a significant representation of Apache history and culture. Housed in a modern facility constructed to reflect a gowa, the traditional Apachean holy home, the cultural center and museum are committed to the important celebration and very much required perpetuation of the Apache heritage. Nohwike’ Bágowa hosts long term and temporary exhibitions, regularly scheduled Apache arts demonstrations, and anRead More

Posted On November 15, 2015By hadzantonisIn 2015-nov-21, 2015-nov-21-fcp

Fire in the disco

The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, is preparing to shake its booty: An upcoming exhibition will examine the cultural impact of disco music on current society. The Fire in the Disco project and exhibition will be co-curated by James Murphy, of the now-disbanded dance-rock group LCD Soundsystem. Museum Director Jeffrey Deitch has been developing the project, and aims to include live music and DJs. Deitch likened 1970s disco to Cubism as a movement that began in an urban subculture and within a few years, spread globally. Disco influenced fashion,Read More