Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

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

On The Kavanaugh Hearing, Memory, and Adolescent Development

September 30, 2018

Tags: Kavanaugh, memory, sexual abuse, adolescence

While concerned with some political issues, I try to ignore the froth. I have several times recommended (without effect) that it would benefit psychologists if our professional organization moved its headquarters to a less insular setting than Washington, D.C. Despite this, I was captivated by the Kavanaugh Hearing for it raised questions in (more…)

The Fallacy of the "Healthy Troubled" Adolescent

May 8, 2015

Tags: adolescent, adolescence, psychology, psychiatry

Parents and others often consider adolescence to normally be a period of strife. They believe that all teenagers have personal difficulties and will behave in odd, inexplicable ways but this is false.

The normal teenager has no greater difficulty coping with the tasks of adolescence than they did with the demands of earlier developmental periods. Then it (more…)