Woods College Faculty

David M. Goodman

Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives & External Relations, Lynch School of Education & Human Development

Associate Professor

Professional Activities

  • Series Editor for the Psychology and the Other Book Series (Taylor and Francis/Routledge)
  • Director, Psychology and the Other
  • Teaching Associate, Harvard Medical School
  • Sigmund Koch Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (APA)


  • The Demanded Self: Levinasian Ethics and Identity in Psychology (2012, Duquesne University Press)
  • Psychology and the Other (2015, Oxford University Press)
  • The Ethical Turn: Otherness and Subjectivity in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (with Severson, 2016, Routledge)
  • In the Wake of Trauma: Psychology and Philosophy for the Suffering Other (with Severson and Becker, 2016, Duquesne University Press)

Articles and Book Chapter (Representative, not exhaustive)

  • Goodman, D. (2015). The McDonaldization of psychotherapy: Processed foods, processed therapies, and economic class. Theory & Psychology, 26(1), 77-95. DOI: 10.1177/0959354315619708.
  • Goodman, D. (2015). The Pornographic Self: Technology, Vulnerability, and “Risk Free” Desire. In D. Goodman & M. Freeman’s (Eds.) Psychology and the Other. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Christopher, J., Wendt, D., Marecek, J., & Goodman, D. (2014). Critical Cultural Awareness: Contributions to a Globalizing Psychology. American Psychologist. DOI: 10.1037/a0036851
  • Goodman, D. & Layton, L. (2014). The historical-political in psychoanalysis’ ethical turn. Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, 19 (3), 225-231.
  • Goodman, D. (2010). Hearing “thou shall not kill” when all the evidence is to the contrary: Psychoanalysis, enactment, and Jewish ethics. In L. Aron & L. Henik’s (Eds.) Answering a Question with a Question: Judaism and Contemporary Psychoanalysis (pp. 129-152). Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press.
  • Goodman, D., Dueck, A., & Langdal, J. (2010). The ‘heroic I’: A Levinasian critique of modern narcissism. Theory & Psychology, 20 (5), 1-19. DOI 10.1177/0959354310370238"


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