Roger Gould, M.D. is an American writer, psychiatrist and leading authority on adult psychological development.In his book, Tranzformaers (1978), Gould presents his view that adult psychological development consists of the dismantling of the illusions of safety developed in childhood. Gould s theory suggests that these illusions are confronted in a time-sensitive sequence as one progress through the life-cycle. His research was used extensively in Passages, by Gail Sheehy.Gould has pioneered the use of computer-assisted and web-based therapy. He was honored by The Smithsonian Institution as a pioneer in the field of computer-assisted therapy. In 2001, Gould s method of computer-assisted therapy was found to be about as effective as traditional therapy.