By Kent A. Ono
A spouse to Asian American reviews is constructed from 20 formerly released essays that experience performed a major ancient position within the conceptualization of Asian American reports as a box.
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He seemed suspicious of the psychologist and found it difficult to talk about himself in a personal way. As the sessions progressed, it became evident that John felt a great deal of shame about having come to a therapist. John was concerned that his family not be told since they would be disgraced. Throughout the interviews, John appeared excessively concerned with failing his parents’ expectations. Further exploration revealed significant sources of conflict. First, his grades were beginning to decline and he felt that he was letting his parents down.
She was unable to recognize the cause of her depression throughout the initial interviews. However, much light was shed on the problem when the therapist noticed an inordinate amount of hostility directed towards him. When inquiries were made about the hostility, it became apparent that Janet greatly resented being seen by a Chinese psychologist. Janet suspected that she had been assigned a Chinese therapist because of her own race. When confronted with this fact, Janet openly expressed scorn for ‘‘anything which reminds me of Chinese’’.
Personality: A Conceptual Scheme Personality development can proceed in many ways. At this time, we are not prepared to present the possible factors determining which direction the individual ultimately takes. In order to examine some of the underlying dynamics and conflicts which many Chinese-Americans have, we will concentrate on only three typological characters. 1 illustrates a conceptualization of the Traditionalist, the Marginal Man, and the Asian-American. 19 Stanley Sue and Derald W. 1 Traditionalist The Traditionalist has strongly internalized Chinese values.