Free Article: Goldwater Rule
Read about current perspectives on the Goldwater Rule! This article is free for all users.
The “Goldwater Rule” has been debated and redefined for decades and is once more in the spotlight since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. In his psychotherapy column, A "Trans-Dyadic" Perspective on the Goldwater Rule", Eric Plakun offers a perspective that moves beyond psychiatry's current preoccupation with the ethics of professional speculation about possible DSM-5 diagnoses of public figures, into the realm of leadership as seen through the "trans-dyadic" lens of psychoanalytic understanding of large group processes on a societal level.