William Bernstein, PhD

Dr Bernstein has been most interested in integrative studies. That is, trying to explain human behavior from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. He trained in biology, neuropsychology, psychopharmacology, psychoanalysis, social, organizational, and medical psychology. His basic research in cognitive and motivational social psychology took place at University of Texas and Dartmouth College. The applied work included organization consulting and practice as a medical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He studied these at Columbia University, The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at the Harvard Medical School, and New Mexico State University.


Bernstein, W.M. (2015). A basic and applied model of the body-mind system. In, G.H.E. Gendolla, et al (Eds.). Handbook of Biobehavioral Approaches to Self-Regulation: 387-418. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Bernstein, W.M. (2014). The Realisation of Concepts; Infinity, Cognition, and Health. London:Routledge.

Bernstein, W.M. (2012). Diagnosing mental illness. Archives of Medical Psychology,3, (12): 45-59.

Bernstein, W.M. (2011). A Basic Theory of Neuropsychoanalysis. London:Routledge.

Bernstein, W.M.(2003). Empowerment: A task for the self, not the organization. Organization Development Journal . Vol 21 (1): 75-80.

Bernstein, W.M. (2001). Alternating patient posture. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, Vol 24 (3):309-334.

Bernstein, W.M. (1995). On integrating cognitive and motivational explanations in psychology. In, A. Osterwegal & R.A. Wicklund (Eds.). The Self in European and North American Culture: Development and Processes: 159-168. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic.

Bernstein, W.M. & Burke, W.W. (1989) Modeling organizational meaning systems. In, R.W. Woodman & Passmore (Eds.). Research in Organization Change and Development (Vol 3): 117-150. Connecticut: JAI Press.

Bernstein, W.M. (1987). Theoretical thinking and organization development: A review of “Stream Analysis” by J. Porras. Academy of Management Executive (2): 154-156.

Manderlink G., Clark.,L.P., Bernstein. W.M. & Burke, W.W. (1985). Management behavior, group climate and performance appraisal at NASA. In O.L. Baskin & L.J. Sullivan (Eds.), R&D Productivity: New Challenges for the US Space Program: 51-62. Clear Lake, Texas: University of Houston.

Bernstein, W.M. (1984). Denial and self-defense. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, Vol 7 (3):423-457.

Bernstein, W.M., Stephenson, B.O., Snyder, M.L. & Wicklund, R.A. (1983). Causal ambiguity and heterosexual affiliation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 78-92.

Bernstein, W.M. & Davis, M.H. (1982). Perspective-taking, self-consciousness, and accuracy in person perception. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 3: 1-19.

Bernstein, W.M., Spence, J.T., Helmreich, R.L. & Snell, B. (1980). Egotism and the agentic personality. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 3: 1-19.

Bernstein, W.M., Stephan, W.G., & Davis, M.H. (1979). Explaining attributions for achievement: A path analytic approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37: 1810-1821.