Woods College Faculty

David M. Goodman

Interim Dean, Woods College

Director, Applied Research, Woods College

Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Philosophy, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

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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