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Aylesworth, L., & Ossorio, P. (1983). Refugees: Cultural displacement and its effects. In K. Davis and R. Bergner (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol. 3, (pp. 45-92). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press

Bergner, L.L. (1990). The Use of the status concept in developing effective relationships between police chiefs and officers. In K.E. Davis, (Ed.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 5, (pp. 47-60). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Kantor, C. (2013). We’re off to see the wizard: Politics, charisma, and community change. In K.E. Davis, R.M. Bergner, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz, (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.10 (pp. 129-148). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Jeffrey, H.J., & Putman, A.O. (1983). The Mentor Project: Replicating the functions of an organization. In K. Davis and R. Bergner (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol. 3 (pp. 243-270). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Littmann, J.R. (2010). Guilty or Not? A Descriptive Psychology analysis. In K. E. Davis, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.9, (pp. 87-111). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Littmann, J.R. (2010). Elucidating Actus Reus and Mens Rea: A Descriptive Psychology perspective. In K. E. Davis, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.9, (pp. 409-452). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Lubuguin, F.S.A. (1998). The acculturation of culturally displaced persons. In H.J. Jeffrey and R.M. Bergner, (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 7(pp. 1627-233). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Ossorio, P.G. (1990). Appraisal. In K.E. Davis, (Ed.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 5, (pp. 155-171). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Orvik, J.M. (1985). A conceptual model for migration in Alaska. In K. Davis and T. Mitchell (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol. 4 (pp. 103-118). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Orvik, J.M. (1990). Technology transfer and culture change. In K.E. Davis, (Ed.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 5, (pp. 61-80). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Orvik, J.M. (1992). The dropped out: Redescribing chronic mental illness as a question about communities. In M.K. Roberts, & R.M. Bergner, (Eds.). Clinical Topics: Contributions to the Conceptualization and Treatment of Adolescent-Family Problems, Bulimia, Chronic Mental Illness, and Mania. Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 6, (pp. 271-297). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Ossorio, P. G., Busch, E. K., & Lasater, L. (1975). The Boulder Police Department: Values
and Implementations.

Ossorio, P. G., Aylesworth, L., & Lasater, L. (1977). A Comprehensive Plan for the
Provision of Mental Health Services to the Vietnamese Refugees in Denver

Peek, C. J. & Heinrich, R. (2006). Playing the Person Game in Healthcare. In K. E. Davis, & R. M Bergner (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol. 8, (pp. 267-324). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Putman, A.O. (1981). Communities. In K. Davis (Ed.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol. 1, (pp. 195-209). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Putman, A.O. (1990). Organizations. In K.E. Davis, (Ed.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology, Vol. 5, (pp. 11-46). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Putman A.O. (2013). At a glance and out of nowhere: How ordinary people create the real world. In K.E. Davis, R.M. Bergner, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz, (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.10, (pp. 19-36). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Putman A.O. (2013). Leading: Perspectives for leaders and leadership coaches. In K.E. Davis, R.M. Bergner, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz, (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.10, (pp. 113-128). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Putman, A.O. (1990). Marketing Your Services: A Step-by-Step guide for Small Businesses and Professionals. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Putman, A.O. (2010). Ordinary magic: What Descriptive Psychology is, and why it matters. In K. E. Davis, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.9, (pp. 9-39). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Putman A.O. (2013). When worlds collide: The source of intractable value problems. In K.E. Davis, R.M. Bergner, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz, (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.10, (pp. 81-112). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Silva, J. (1983). What actually happens to Jose: Chicano freshmen in a predominantly Anglo university. In K. Davis and R. Bergner (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol. 3, (pp. 119-145). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Schwartz, W. (1979). Degradation, Accreditation, and Rites of Passage. Psychiatry, 42(2), 138-146.

Singer, H.R., & Zeiger, P. (2010). Contributions of Descriptive Psychology to strategies of negotiation: The case of religion and government. In K. E. Davis, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.9, (pp. 431-452). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.

Torres, W. (1983). Puerto Rican and Anglo conceptions of appropriate mental health services. In K. Davis and R. Bergner (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol. 3 (pp. 147-169). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.