Dr Sam Goldstein Articles

Introduction: A History of Executive Functioning as a Theoretical and Clinical Construct

Executive function (EF) has come to be an umbrella term used for a diversity of hypothesized cognitive processes, including planning, working memory, attention, inhibition, self-monitoring, self-regulation, and initiation carried out by prefrontal areas of the...

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The Science of Bullying

Childhood aggression, particularly children aggressing against other children, has long been a significant clinical and social problem. Over the past fifteen years the emphasis and focus of this problem has shifted...

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New Data on Stress in our Children

In the past few months, two important large surveys about youth today have been published. The first, completed by the American Psychological Association, addressed stress in children. The second, completed by the...

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In The Minds of Our Children

The late Dr. Julius Segal coined the term charismatic adult to describe adults from whom a child gathers strength. Segal defined the role of a charismatic adult further to note that this person is someone a child identifies...

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School Discipline Means the Rod and Cane for Too Many Youth

School Discipline Means the Rod and Cane for Too Many Youth A number of months ago the American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Watch released a report about corporal punishment of children in American Schools. Astonishingly the...

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The Importance of Understanding Temperament in Raising Children

The Importance of Understanding Temperament in Raising Children Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. I recently had the opportunity to spend five days with my wife vacationing on a sunny beach in Mexico. Now that my children are...

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