Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

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

In Praise of Computer Technology

December 27, 2015

Tags: technology, computer

Today’s New York Times (December 27, 2015) has an article bemoaning the human cost of technology. I itemize a few benefits from my experiences.

My first book was written on an IBM Selectric typewriter that broke down on Thanksgiving day, causing my frantic search for an open store to buy another. Making changes to and (more…)

Review of Amazon's Movie Series: "The Man in the High Castle"

December 3, 2015

Tags: Dick, Amazon, movie, series

If you love Dick’s novel (as I do), you’ll be initially taken aback by this series. After watching the dark, gloomy, nearly incomprehensible first episode depicting Nazis battling unknown good guys for the possession of something, I decided to ignore the rest of the series but didn’t.

This film series reflects, (more…)

Iceland's Only Nobel Literature Laureate

December 3, 2015

Tags: Nobel, Iceland, writer

There’s an interesting article in the Autumn 2015 issue of Scandinavian Review about Scandinavian Nobel laureate writers. Authors tend to have uncommon lives but Iceland writer, Halldór Laxness, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1955, may top the cake. His life went from Luxembourg monk to American screenwriter to best-selling novelist. He was (more…)