Dr. Sara Goldstein


Family and Child Studies

Dr. Sara Goldstein

Office: University Hall 4032
Phone: (973) 655-3359
Email: goldsteins@mail.montclair.edu

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Sara Goldstein received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2003. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the University of Michigan's Gender and Achievement Research Program. Goldstein was an Assistant Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of New Orleans before joining the faculty of Family and Child Studies at Montclair State University. Her research focuses on the development of peer relationships and relational aggression during childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood.



  • PhD Bowling Green State University
  • MA Bowling Green State University
  • BA College of New Jersey


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Professional Association Memberships

  • American Psychological Society
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • Society for Research in Child Development

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Child Development
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
  • Journal of Adolescence
  • Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • Youth and Society

Professional journals for which you are on the editorial board

  • Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Journal of Research on Adolescence
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Work With Schools and Other Agencies

  • I am currently collecting data from local high schools focusing on adolescents’ aggressive behavior and harassment.



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Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Social development during childhood adolescence, and young adulthood, focusing on the development of peer relationships and aggressive behavior.



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