Professor of Psychology
Associate Chair of the Department
Stanley Feldstein received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1961. From 1961 to 1967, he was Research Psychologist with the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis, and from 1967 to 1969, he was a faculty member of the Institute. He then moved to the New York Medical College, where he spent two years as Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Biological Psychiatry. From 1964 to 1968, he was also Research Associate in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He is presently a Lecturer in that Department. In 1971, he moved to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as Professor of Psychology and Associate Chair.
Dr. Feldstein's research has taken a number of paths in the course of his career. It is, however, primarily concerned with the extent to which the time patterns of dialogues reflect important psychological information. In 1964, he developed (with Drs. Joseph Jaffe and Louis Cassotta as collaborators) the Automatic Vocal Transaction Analyzer (AVTA) System, a computerized system that listens to conversations and extracts the vocal on/off time patterns of the two participants. He also wrote several computer programs that analyzed the output of the System in terms of a model of adult vocal behavior proposed by Dr. Jaffe.
At UMBC, he is the director of the Interpersonal Communication Laboratory (ICL) in the Department of Psychology. It is in the ICL that he conducts his research projects.
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