Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

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

How I Became an Author and the Two Crucial Lessons That I Learned

October 22, 2018

Tags: writing, publishing

Years ago, after leaving a stressful job which I loved, I was at loose ends. Not knowing what to do next, I first decided to write a scholarly paper but then a book.
Now, I knew nothing about writing a book. The only thing that I had written was a dissertation which likely few (more…)

On Donald Trump, Editors, and The Psychological Judgment of Politicians from Afar

August 16, 2016

Tags: Trump, psychology, writing

It has long been accepted that it is improper for a mental health clinician to publicly express a judgment about a politician unless they examined them and had their consent to do so. Still, this disgraceful behavior is common.

And one must be especially careful when speaking with reporters though with some this doesn’ (more…)

Psychology: The Emotional Experience of Writing

June 8, 2015

Tags: psychology, writing, fiction

I was once interviewed by a trade magazine reporter for an article relating to my book, Through Children’s Minds: The Marketing and Creation of Children’s Products. She has a Ph.D. in art history, writes long, engaging restaurant reviews, and has begun writing fiction. We had several phone conversations that became personal (more…)