With awareness and compassion derived from my own early trauma, my goal is to make a difference for children and the world.
What's done to children, they will do to society. Consequently, we are all affected by what's done to children. Caring for children is our common concern. I encourage the examination of our beliefs and practices to better serve children. Thanks for your interest in my work, and I hope we can connect to make a difference.
Dr. Goldman’s publications have been endorsed by dozens of professionals in mental health, medicine, and social science. His writing has appeared in newspapers, parenting publications, symposia proceedings, textbooks, and professional journals. See a summary of his perspective at Our Most Important Problem.
He has participated in over 200 media interviews with radio and television shows, newspapers, wire services, and periodicals (e.g., ABC News, CBS News, National Public Radio, Associated Press, Reuters, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Scientific American, Parenting Magazine, New York Magazine, American Medical News). Time and Newsweek have contacted him for consultation, and World Beyond War includes him on their Speakers Bureau.
Dr. Goldman presents enlightening programs to professional groups, universities, conferences, organizations, nonprofits, civic and religious groups, parents, and others. A European organization of 47 countries that advocates for common social ideals and principles invited him as the only non-European participant in an interdisciplinary discussion before the Parliamentary Assembly.
Featured Program: Prevent Violence by Confronting Its Origins
Every tragic American murder is a symptom of a larger problem. We are one of the most violent developed countries in the world. For example, one out of four women will be assaulted by a partner in adulthood.
What part of the problem lies with the environment and what part lies with the antisocial individual? Are violent people born or made? Do events that occur before we can remember matter? Is human nature compatible with society?
This speaking program explores these questions, our society's attitude toward human nature, and what that means for individual and social development.
Animal and infant experiments, brain development studies, amazing anecdotes of infant behavior, practices of other cultures, and related work support recommendations that facilitate the creation of a peaceful society and more.
This surprising information challenges us to question some of our cultural assumptions and reflect more deeply on who we are and who we can be as individuals and as a society.
This program is valuable for groups concerned about peace, violence prevention, public health, mental health, trauma, psychology, sociology, antisocial behaviors, parenting, professional and research development, children's welfare, early childhood development, and natural living.
- Learn specific principles that can improve the quality of life for your family, friends, and society!
- Understand why the cycle of violence keeps repeating and how to break the cycle.
- Be empowered to question conformity if it does not serve us.
- Feel more compassion for yourself and others!
- Discover political action that can reduce the development of violent behavior.
- Recognize other significant personal and social benefits.
- Connect to others, give your life more meaning, and discover a purpose bigger than yourself!
This was an amazing presentation about things that I had not known about before. Very eye-opening! Our beliefs and practices need to change. ---Robert Eaton, management consultant
Very well-done, easy to follow, concise, and clear! Dr. Goldman should be on Dr. Phil! ---Nancy Wainer, midwife, author, and speaker
This presentation pulled together results from numerous research studies to form an integrated picture of the origins of violence. I felt quite moved by the experience. I'd like to see this on Good Morning America! ---Glenn Koenig, video producer
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- Research on the development of violence
- American cultural practices associated with the potential for violence
- What perpetuates cultural practices that contribute to violence
- What we can do
Video Interview with Ronald Goldman, PhD Hosts Karen Jacobs and Andrea Kalsow
Audio Interview with Ronald Goldman, PhD Host Devi Ward
Origins of Violence starts at 23:34. To advance, slide blue bar at screen bottom timeline to the right.
Audio Interview with Ronald Goldman, PhD Host Jim Lynch