Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

The Change From Valued Employee to Crazed Killer: Cause and Prevention

August 31, 2015

Tags: murder, worker, Virginia killer, TV, business

The flood of shocking employee killings, most recently in Virginia of two TV reporters, raised the usual question: How can the seriously distressed worker be distinguished from those few that become violent? Unfortunately, they often canít.
Behavior and environment play their roles. Excessive alcohol and drug use increase the likelihood of impulsive, unwise (more…)

Employer Practice, Worker Motivation, and My Encounter with a Genius

August 18, 2015

Tags: work, employment, youth

In addition to private clinical practice and writing, Iíve worked at hospitals, clinics, and a Community Mental Health Center, where I had both service and administrative responsibilities. While the clinical work was mostly enjoyable, the working atmosphere varied. At some settings, the co-workers were a boon; at others, the atmosphere could be accurately labeled as being ď (more…)

Windows 10 Upgrade: My Experience and Security Suggestions

August 2, 2015

Tags: Windows 10

Two days ago, I upgraded my work desktop from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with some anxiety. But the process took about two hours and functioned on its own. Iím pleased to say that the results were far better than I expected. Though this judgment is necessarily personal, the new operating system is beautiful and (more…)